Back at my laptop after a three-week vacation, I work my way through a huge pile of new music that came out during this period. The first great find, the fourth album by Austria’s one-woman band Juleah aka Julia H. (Julia Hummer), is aptly titled Stoked On Planet Summer. These are ten psychedelic pop songs, bright but atmospheric, with hints of surf rock and jangle pop. These are songs that will make you dream away to better places: “If life granted me a wish // I’d say // Stay forever like this // Forever like this.” These are songs with captivating melodies and shimmering guitars, with hooks and sounds that keep you on your toes while you laze around. This is a watercolor cocktail with flashy fruit for a bite. Thanks to Juleah I’m still holding on to my holiday feeling.
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