Free Download - ATO Records Summer Sampler Featuring Chicano Batman, Benjamin Booker & More
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 12:17:53
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ATO Records is known for its quality stable of artists. From Alabama Shakes, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, and My Morning Jacket to Okkervil River, Primus, and Blind Pilot, the New York-based label is one of only a few independent record companies who have no problem competing with the big boys.
Every few seasons ATO offers up a free download of some of its acts, so listeners can get a feel for what the label is putting out. It comes in the form of an expertly put together playlist and features tracks from the record company's most recent releases.
This summer's set is pure groovin'. It's an ideal playlist for days spent barbequing or on the beach that should get you through even the latest parts of what is sure to be another Indian summer and into the first cold chills of fall.
Chicano Batman kicks off the download with a funky bass line, which seamlessly moves its way into one of the label's up-and-coming stars Nick Hakim. Before you know it, you're five tracks in and listening to Benjamin Booker serenade you with his soulful melodies and smooth guitar licks.
A highlight of the sampler for any lovers of rock 'n' roll and psychedelia comes along a little over midway through, and finds J. Roddy Walston & The Business, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard playing one after the other.
The album ends on summer-y notes with warm accents from Phish member Mike Gordon. He delivers an almost Chili Peppers-esque jam that is sure to sum up all those summer feels.
Check out the full tracklist below and download the ATO Summer Sampler here.
1. Chicano Batman — Freedom Is Free
2. Nick Hakim — Roller Skates
3. Slow Dancer — Don't Believe
4. Hurray for the Riff Raff — Living In The City
5. Benjamin Booker — Believe
6. Jessica Lea Mayfield — Sorry Is Gone
7. Margaret Glaspy — No Matter Who
8. J. Roddy Walston & The Business — The Wanting
9. The Claypool Lennon Delirium — Satori
10. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard — The Lord Of Lightning
11. The Bronx — Sore Throat
12. Old 97's — All Who Wander
13. Primus — The Seven
14. SOJA — Bad News
15. Mike Gordon — Steps
—The ARTISTdirect Staff