With “Oh, Summertime,” garage rocker Mark Sultan readies himself for the approaching heat of the coming season with fuzzy, jangly chords and barreling surf-rock drums. “I smelled the summer coming and it got the shadows on my brain moving long enough to pay it some respect,” he says. “Being Canadian, after a long winter, I tend to romanticize the summer as a time of color, hobo-sensuality, warmth, water and love. But I always forget the reality – it almost always ends up stoking the fires of chaos in my soul, bumming me out or making me crazy.”
Sultan’s live/one-take album, The War on Rock N Roll, is out now for free download on Sultan’s official site, and on limited-edition vinyl on In the Red Records. You can sample the album by downloading “Oh, Summertime” here.