John Cale

"All Summer Long"

BY Alex HudsonPublished Aug 6, 2013

Experimental music vet John Cale released his latest album, Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood, last year, and now he's revisiting some of the material from the period by sharing the unheard cut "All Summer Long."

The track is a breezy, tuneful pop cut with a hint of atmospheric weirdness. Cale explained in a statement, "When writing for Shifty Adventures I noticed an apparent theme of claustrophobic darkness and so of course, I felt at home in that place. There were though a handful of songs unfinished. One in particular was me dreaming about a breeze, space and light. Recalling those early days in my sticky, sweltering NYC flat — how I'd heard summer from the West Coast — thinking how the California landscape informed a vibe that churned out Brian Wilson, Herb Alpert and that strange sexy breeze in your ears. Since the album was predominantly located in the darker, eerie swamps of Nookie Wood, it seemed like the wrong place to put this song, but now, just feels right to let it out..."

The single is available on iTunes through Domino.

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