The Sound of Summer

Absolutely gorgeous slinky psychedelic cover version from Yuna, with a sound that Lana Del Ray aimed for and missed. The original version was a laid back track from The Brothers Johnson in 1971, and you can guess what a Strawberry Letter is.

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Tomorrow’s Never New

The fantastic Mr Leftside Wobble created this remix or re-edit of The Beatles oddity Tomorrow Never Knows, the ancient track which has influenced everyone from The Chemical Brothers to the ‘baggy’ Manchester bands of the 1980s. Sounds like The Beatles had access to a Tardis, doesn’t it? For more of the marvellous Mr. Wobble, check him out here on Soundcloud.

Sun Burn from Dirty Art Club

This is a summer High Tune if ever there was one. Dust in the sunbeams and crackles on the turntable. Thanks to Neil at The Found Sound Orchestra for the heads up – this is Dirty Art Club with Sun Burn from their album Vermillion which sounds like a roll in the hay. And also sounds a lot like the Found Sound Orchestra wearing a fake moustache…

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Goldfrapp’s new album, Tales of Us

Tales of Us Goldfrapp new album preview

Due to land in early September, the new album from electronic duo Goldfrapp sounds like the best of their astral debut Felt Mountain and the psychedelic classic Seventh Tree ¬†blended into a unique signature sound. This teaser trailer is the first taste, and I’ll be reporting from the live album reveal show in Manchester later in July, July, July.

Like a Beach at Dusk – Planet Caravan by Black Sabbath

It’s about as spaced out as you can get, which is why Black Sabbath are on High Tunes. Lead singer Ozzy Osbourne described the atmosphere of this psychedelic gem from 1970 as ‘floating through the universe with your lover.’ Like dusk on a beach this is quietly beautiful (and obviously pre-Sharon.)