Song of the Day: Stag – Another Summer

photo by Beth Crook (view set)

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Another Summer”, the 2013 single by Seattle band Stag on Fin Records.

Stag – Another Summer (MP3)

Consisting of five power pop lifers, Seattle’s Stag pays tribute to the bright power chords of the 70s by bringing as much enthusiasm to their songs as they do finesse. Consisting of vocalist Steve Mack, guitarists Ben London and Lincoln Barr, bassist Pete Everett, and drummer Rob Dent, the five local veterans first got together in late 2010 over their love of Cheap Trick/Raspberries/Buzzcocks-style songwriting, and soon after, they were in the studio with Jack Endino, who produced the band’s second EP. A self-titled full length and some local dates followed, and last month, the band released a one-off single. Not too different than Superchunk’s post-adolescence ode “This Summer“, “Another Summer” is a reflective anthem that exudes youthfulness in every thick power chord. From the start, the drums are punchy and the guitars are up to eleven, setting a perfect stage for Mack and London to lay down a powerful vocal and guitar solo, respectively. “Deceived by reality/guess it’s time to join a band,” smirks Mack in the song’s final verse, before he and his bandmates bring down one more sunset to close out the season.

Stag don’t have any dates listed at the moment, but you can keep up with the band on their website and Facebook to hear about their next live shows. Watch the band play “Don’t Lead With Your Heart” live on KEXP in December 2012 below.

This entry was posted in KEXP, Local Music, Song of the Day Podcast and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tables, iTunes, Winamp, and VLC. High quality audio, low bandwidth

    MP3 Stream
    Best for computers running OSX or Windows with iTunes or the open source VideoLAN Player installed

  • Breaking New Ground Together!

    Help Build Our New Home!
  • KEXP AND THE UW

    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is a service of the
    University of Washington
  • iTunes and KEXP

    iTunes Logo
    You can now find KEXP under "Eclectic" in iTunes after the demise of the "Public" category, to better represent the diversity of our daytime variety shows and numerous specialty programs.
Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories