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Akron/Family percussionist Dana Buoy recently released the first track from his upcoming debut solo LP, Summer Bodies. Buoy, whose real name is Dana Janssen, left New York back in 2009 for our neck of the woods, and this marks the drummer's first solo recorded foray in electronic indie pop. Made of warm and tropical tones, the track "Call to Be" is a minimally produced, yet exuberantly spirited taste of an album that was reportedly crafted in a jungle bungalow. It's also hopefully a hazy retreat from the distinctly nontropical rains we've got coming this weekend.

Currently, Buoy is prepping for a tour of the Midwest and East Coast with bedroom programmer Youth Lagoon, but a little birdie (ok, it was Ned Lannamann) told me that Buoy will be opening for Lost Lander Sunday, March 4 at Rontoms. Catch his set if you can and keep Summer Bodies on your radar, the album comes out May 8 on Lefse Records.

LISTEN:

Dana Buoy - "Call to Be"