Golden Birthday, “Start Swimming”

Here's a minute brain-break for you. This video is alternately glossy and fuzzy, with a digital/tropical color scheme coating images of space exploration, terran exploration, and computer-animated naked body exploration. Golden Birthday, a band hailing from Chicago, use bright synths to make pop gems that sparkle in the light; last year's Illusions is available to stream on their Bandcamp and is a great record to slip on while you host a rooftop BBQ. No one scores a summer sunset better than a Midwestern pop band. "Start Swimming" is from the upcoming Blue Island, out on June 26 from Rainbow Body Records.