Another month, another chance to show off our favorite emerging artists. This month, we cover artists from the Bay Area, Columbus, and Los Angeles, with a few very important things in common: they’re talented, they’re passionate, and their music is going to go perfectly with your summer vibes.

We have the indie gem “Can We Become” from Abbot Kinney, in honor of their freshly released music video, the hard-hitting alt-rock track “Playing Dead” by Absolute Hero, and catchy, breezy layers of folk rock from Desert Sparrow‘s “City of Dreams.”

Also featured: Travis Hayes and the Young Daze, The Y Axes, Sunrunners, We Are The Movies, Heroes Like Villains, Beachwood Coyotes, and The Gutter Daisies.