There is a seam of disguised positivity throughout 'Summer Sun' with the lyrics drenched in the potential for loneliness and pain, but always offering an escape route: "You need someone to hide behind, I don't mind."
'Season Of The Shark', is the sweetest and arguably greatest song of the year to date, with sumptuous Hawaiian guitar licks and, layers of melody, it touchingly acknowledges and counters the despair: 'You sink so low you even blame the sun, As the cause of the shadows on the wall, They are not so bad as they appear."
Yo La Tengo have created a deceptively summery album, but have shunned the obvious cars and girls era Beach Boys reference point. Instead, they have made a great napping album, designed for snoozing in the garden on the hottest day of the year. An album that is both blissed out and beautiful.