Another way I discover music is to find out who musicians are listening to. On occasion, something wonderful will waltz right into my life. A few months back, Tilly of Aimless Skylarking favorite Lazy Day tweeted something about an unknown to me California artist and her band, Melina Duterte of Summer Peaks. Not sure what she said, but it was enough to take notice. Shortly after, Melina's super dreamy shoegazing track, 'Forget About It Kid' landed on Beech Coma's 3rd compilation. I was smitten, even featured the song as the Song of the Day back when it waltzed across my ears. But like most music bloggers, I try, but I'm perpetually buried in music, and I wasn't able to delve deep into her or her band's back catalog. That is until yesterday.
Yesterday, Summer Peaks announced a collection of acoustic songs written between 2013 and 2015 would be released. The 4-track EP, I Adorn The Night, is tagged as night music, among other things, to me, that says late night headphone music. That's the best kind if you ask me. Of the 4-tracks (5 tracks if you buy), I adore the guitar work on 'Awake' best of all, and for today it's my favorite song on the EP. There's a dream like quality in 'Awake', and even with the fragility of the vocals, it's sturdy, lasting. Subtly stunning. Stream it below, and then go buy it for $1 or about 60p for all my friends in the UK.