The North American summer solstice happens on Wednesday, ushering in the season of fun while reminding us that, sadly, it’s all downhill from here. The days will now grow incrementally shorter, minute by painful minute. But there is one way to rage against the dying of the light: by listening to the freshest new music from the hottest established and emerging artists. We listened to scores of albums, discarding the clunkers to leave a tight collection of winners for your summer 2012 partying pleasure. Mix your margarita and hit play when you’re ready.
Hot New Albums from Daydream Vacation, Metric, Kimbra, and More