Various Artists: Portals Summer II

Chill Mega Chill Records teams up with Portals and Miscreant Records to once again pay tribute to the best season who brought us tanned lines, white sand, and the sea. Portals Summer II is an annual mixtape featuring 24 tracks from various artists.

Hella Better Dancer: Living Room

For a compilation that was recorded at home using a laptop microphone, Living Room is a pretty decent little EP. Echoing an indie female version of Cat Power or even PJ Harvey, the songs are essentially quiet yet powerful dreamy reveries. Hella Better Dancer is a UK-based four piece crew that's fairly new in the scene. Even though they emerged only a couple of years ago, their sound is well-beyond their years. This is the latest release from the band and it's the first they're offering for free download. The first two, Please Stay Here and Swimming, are both available for purchase.

Swimming: EP

Like most bands, Swimming is a fusion of various musicians who belong from different bands. Regardless of their different projects, this 7-track EP still beams with beautiful cohesion. The band itself is made up of Brian Kupillas- Guitar, Vox , Max Glenn- Bass, Vox, Jared Hennessy- Guitar, Vox and Neil Lord- Drums. Mixing laid back, feel-good music with a surf rock vibe, you get an EP that radiates with great songs; perfect for times you want to hang out with friends and family and simply relax.