The air is thick with moisture as the days blend together in one thick, gelatinous haze of inexorable heat. Bursts of water spurt from fecund skies as nebular armies invade the heavens each afternoon, bringing clusters of choleric thunderheads bursting at the seams with their liquid bounty. The rainy season is almost upon us and there is only one constant in the equation of our future livelihoods - we are going to get wet. This month's playlist is dedicated to this equatorial phenomenon.
A Bacharach-penned ditty... a Krautrock ode to lovers with dark dispositions... jangling radio-friendly indie rock... sardonic dead-pan witticisms from David Berman... a dose of whiskey-drenched Confederate despondency from the late, great Vic Chesnutt... a hyper-literate cowboy Chautauqua... Post-Beefheart saxophone belches from Bongwater (obscure, avant-jokester extraordinaires)... and even a little noisy, acoustic post-rock from Istanbul to top it all off. Enjoy.