Even though Other Colors is from Baltimore, the band's just-released album, Natural Motion, evokes a world of Floridian pastels that makes for appropriate listening on these sweltering summer days. Delayed, crystalline guitars imbibe the soft-rock tunes with a laid-back vibe that somehow doesn't grow tiresome or boring. It's also a perfect pairing with local opener Andrew Graham and Swarming Branch, fresh off the release of Graham's most compelling, cohesive album to date, Surreal Number, released in June on Tonk Records. (Safe bet)

Even though Other Colors is from Baltimore, the band's just-released album, Natural Motion, evokes a world of Floridian pastels that makes for appropriate listening on these sweltering summer days. Delayed, crystalline guitars imbibe the soft-rock tunes with a laid-back vibe that somehow doesn't grow tiresome or boring. It's also a perfect pairing with local opener Andrew Graham and Swarming Branch, fresh off the release of Graham's most compelling, cohesive album to date, Surreal Number, released in June on Tonk Records. (Safe bet)