Indie label Mexican Summer is turning five years old this year — about the same time a certain webzine turns ten! How about that? To celebrate, the label — which has been home to artists like Best Coast, Washed Out, Kurt Vile and Peaking Lights — is throwing a party. First, Mexican Summer will release a hardcover book, featuring art and writing from the label’s artists and collaborators, which will be designed by longtime label associate Dan Schechter. Mexican Summer: Five Years will be limited to 1,000 copies and will come with a 10-inch record featuring collaborations from Bay Of Pigs (Spiritualized, Soldiers of Fortune and Neil Hagerty), Jorge Elbrose (Jorge Elbrecht and Ariel Pink), Autre Ne Veut and Fennesz, Bobb Trimble and Quilt, and The Lonely Sailor and Renée Mendoza Haran.
Mexican Summer will also hold a festival to commemorate its five years, featuring performances by Spiritualized, Ariel Pink, Tamaryn, The Fresh and Onlys, No Joy, Lansing-Dreiden, Linda Perhacs and many more. The two-day fest will be held Oct. 11 and 12 at the Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York. More information is available at Mexican Summer’s website.