Summertime. It’s all about long drives with the windows down, kids in the back screaming with joy, and great tunes blasting through the speakers of the family cruiser. This season, get your little beat-buddies grooving to a few new jams from the indie-kid music scene. From jazzy kicks to killer electronic tracks, flip through for 11 albums perfect for warm weather dance parties—in or out of the car.

Vered – Hello My Baby

You never met a lullaby that didn’t, well….make you want to snooze. Songs for babies rarely sound this sophisticated and while the bulk of the Brooklyn singer-songwriter’s new album is for listeners with the tiniest of ears, there are several raw, hyper-honest explorations of what it means to be a woman and a mom. The epic Something Other Than A Mom and More Of A Baby, a rollicking duet with Justin Lansing of The Okee Dokee Brothers are totally repeat-worthy.



Which album will you put on repeat this summer? Share with us in the comments!

—Jeff Bogle