We’re jet skiing right into summer with our June Record of the Month Club selection. Private-press yacht rock for all to enjoy while sipping a cold lemonade and getting sunburned. This is our first time picking a release from the Chicago-based reissue kings at Numero Group. Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht is 20 tracks from artists that were lost in the waves…smooth as hell and perfect for piña coladas.
Record Club members will get a copy of Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht on double LP plus a promo poster from Numero Group. These will ship out around the June 16th release date. Sign up for our Record of the Month Club here to get this record.
Here’s how the label describes the release:
“With pop music’s volume knob adjusted for deflation in the early ’70s, softness begat smoothness. Crewmen arrived from the worlds of jazz, folk, rock, and soul, all peddling a product that was sincere, leisurely, and lofty. A sound that was buoyant, crisp, defined. Sometimes classified as West Coast—and, later, Yacht Rock—the compass points of our Private Yacht expedition are the blue-eyed harmonies of Hall and Oates, the cocaine-dusted Fender Rhodes of Michael McDonald, and the combover strums of James Taylor. Here, at the glassy apex of rock’s softer side, 20 strong swimmers are gathered together. An album for both relaxation and reflection, where listeners can enjoy the present, a cool breeze, and a taste of the good life.”