Song of the Day: “Summer Friends” by Junk Culture

Today’s song is “Summer Friends” by Junk Culture. Oxford, Mississippi native Deepak Mantena of creative pop-project Junk Culture developed the sound for his newest release, “Summer Friends,” from a lifetime collection of sounds he’d captured on a handheld recorder. This song will be released In February by Illegal Art. Junk Culture will do a short tour from mid-January to the end of March (see dates below).

In 2009, Junk Culture joined the ranks of Girl Talk, Steinski and The Bran Flakes when Deepak signed with indie label Illegal Art to release his debut, West Coast. While touring in support of the release, he collaborated with his brother Nitin, who played drums for the band’s dynamic live performances. Junk Culture’s visceral live shows involve the siblings jamming to a tight string of sequences, which include sampled patterns and Deepak’s singing, along with his own visuals which include colorful and dreamy segments along with clips of everything from skate and surf videos to fragments of vintage films.

Listen below and for more information Junk Culture check out MySpace.

“Summer Friends”

Junk Culture Tour Dates
02.24.11 Thu New York, New York. Terminal 5 *#
02.25.11 Fri Providence , Rhode Island. Lupos Heartbreak Hotel *#
02.26.11 Sat Boston, Massachusetts. House of Blues Boston *#
03.01.11 Tue Montreal, Quebec. Metropolis *#
03.03.11 Thu Plymouth , Michigan. Compuware Sports Arena *#
03.04.11 Fri Chicago, Illinois. Congress Theater *
03.05.11 Sat Chicago, Illinois. Congress Theater *#
03.08.11 Tue Madison , Wisconsin. Orpheum Theater Madison *#
03.11.11 Fri Denver, Colorado. Ogden Theater *#
03.12.11 Sat Denver, Colorado. Ogden Theater *#
03.15.11 Tue Seattle, Washington. Showbox *#
03.17.11 Thu Portland, Oregon. Roseland Theater *#
03.18.11 Fri Oakland, California. Fox Theater *#
03.19.11 Sat Pomonoa , California. The Fox Theatre *#
03.21.11 Mon Los Angeles, California. Hollywood Palladium *#
03.23.11 Wed Tempe, Arizona. Marquee Theatre *#
* = w/ Girl Talk
# = w/ Max Tundra

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