Here are a few recommendations for your ears this summer. Rick Froberg (Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu, Pitchfork) assembled a new quartet and released The Obits first full length "I Blame You". This record is solid from beginning to end. Easily worth whatever it costs, so BUY it!
If you are looking for something different, check out Gary Louris and Mark Olson's new record "Ready for the Flood". I was bummed when Mark left the Jayhawks, so this is a treat for Jayhawks fan. Give it a listen.