Around July, my love/hate relationship with D.C. boils over to a fiery loathing as I scurry from my air conditioned bedroom onto the sweltering 8AM macadam to the brief reprieve of a (sometimes) air conditioned metro car, before walking the excruciatingly humid ten minutes to my office. However, all pit stains aside, there is something to be said for summer in the capital city. “City,” the new track off of British nostalgic pop duo Summer Camp from their forthcoming Always EP deviates radically from their earlier light-hearted, sun-drenched material to produce an urban-infused and inspired track perfect for escaping the 100-degree pavement for an evening of rooftop lounging. According to indie rap lore, Hal Williams—of Odd Future’s production duo The Jet Age of Tomorrow—asked the band’s permission to remix one of their tracks, the hazily reverberating result of which was so well liked by the band that it became the official version of the song. The full project drops July 10th, but until then check out the track below whenever you’re in doubt that the city is the place to be all year round.
STREAM: Summer Camp – “City”