Hear Blitzen Trapper's Gentle 'Summer Rain'

New song from Oregon band appears on Amazon's Songs of Summer playlist

Blitzen Trapper are one of over 30 acts to record a new song for Amazon's Songs of Summer playlist. Credit: David A. Smith/Getty Images

Portland, Oregon-based country-rock band Blitzen Trapper have recorded the new song "Summer Rain" for the forthcoming Amazon Songs of Summer playlist, which will be available on June 3rd. Along with Blitzen Trapper, the playlist features new recordings of originals and cover songs by the Mountain Goats, the Secret Sisters, Christian Lopez Band and many others.

True to its name, "Summer Rain" is a pleasant blast of cool that sounds a bit like Crazy Horse-era Neil Young with its ringing electric guitars and bell-like harmonies. "Summer rain, you're warm and so familiar to me," sings leader Eric Earley, weaving together the impressionistic images of summer he's accumulated over the years.

"It's remembering hot summers when the rains were a relief, memories from childhood mostly when the days were long and full of adventure," says Earley. 

Amazon's Songs of Summer playlist, available exclusively for streaming on Prime Music, will be available on June 3rd.