Let’s face facts: It’s cold in Philadelphia right now. Very, very cold. We’ve been lucky to avoid any major blizzard so far this winter—which can’t be said for Pittsburgh and some of our other neighbors to the west and north—but the frigid rain, the biting wind and the perpetual grayness of each passing day can make one’s disposition awfully weary. The worst part is, it’s only December 27; we have a solid two months of this left at the very least.
With that in mind, let’s warm up one of the only ways we can, by listening to a breezy, catchy pop-punk song about longing for summer. “Summertime” appears on Teenage Bottlerocket’s latest album Freak Out!, released in July. The band hail from Laramie, Wyoming and know a thing or two about bitter winters we’re guessing. They choose to fight the doldrums with huge hooks and simple lyrics that paint a sweet portrait of all the things we love about summer: the beach, driving with the windows down and more. Listen to it; it’s the best we can do until some real heat returns to our faces.