Mexican Summer Label Announces 5-Year Anniversary Fest, Book

Spiritualized hangs out during 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, weekend 2.

Joseph Llanes

Brooklyn-based independent label Mexican Summer has announced a two-day festival in October and the release of a limited-edition commemorative book to celebrate its five-year anniversary in conjunction with longtime affiliates Software Records, Gary's Electric recording studio, and record store Co-Op 87. Home to Ariel Pink, Tamaryn, and Oneohtrix Point Never, among others, the label has put out over 100 releases since its inception, including records by Kurt Vile, Best Coast, and Spiritualized.

The festival will take place Oct. 11-12 at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Red Hook, Brooklyn, with food and drink provided by local establishments like Brooklyn Brewery. Topping the lineup is Ariel Pink on Saturday and Spiritualized on Sunday, with artists like Fresh & Onlys, No Joy, and Mike Wexler filling out the bill. In addition, Co-Op 87 will open a pop-up shop to sell Mexican Summer merchandise and other used vinyl, along with 1,000 copies of "Mexican Summer: Five Years," a book of photos, art, and written contributions from Mexican Summer artists. Accompanying the book will be a 10" of collaborations between artists on the label that will not be available digitally.

Tickets are available on Mexican Summer's website and at Co-Op 87. Watch a trailer for the festival below.

 


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