07-Jul-2020 | Sommer- The Ironsides

Sommer - The Ironsides

Breezy instrumental soul from California's The Ironsides. Featuring members of Monophonics, "Sommer" is a cover of an obscure 1973 song by Stig & Steen, but the mood seems very 2020 with the help of some excellent production by brothers Max and Joe Ramey. The song sets the tone for what is surely to be one of the most bizarre summers on record. As the world begins to open up and we all adjust to a new normal, there's hope but with a tempered sense of melancholy on the horizon.
Developed in 2010 by SF Bay Area natives, the Ramey brothers, The Ironsides originated as a studio project dedicated to the revival of '60s and '70s soul music, with emphasis on a vivid cinematic, soundtrack vibe. Since the recording of their first 45 record released by the acclaimed Colemine Records, The Ironsides have moved into Soul with a capital “S” harkening back to the golden days of Stax and Motown.