Every month, NPR Music asks public radio personalities around this country to name a new favorite song and, this month, KOSU featured Tulsa band Broncho.
I was at a water park when Broncho's new song dropped; my 7-year-old son was splashing around in knee-high water and getting drenched by a giant bucket. "Get In My Car" was a perfect musical complement to that carefree summer feeling. The song signals a return to the Tulsa band's power-pop wheelhouse, following a slight departure in the form of 2016's dreamy, reverb-soaked Double Vanity. Shimmery guitar sounds dominate here, along with a driving rhythm section and frontman Ryan Lindsey's hiccups all over the track. And when the chorus hits ("I like to go fast / I like to go far / Won't you open that door / Get in my car"), the pace picks up, as if someone's pressing down on a gas pedal. This summer jam can fit in next to The Cars and Dwight Twilley as easily as it can Phoenix and Vampire Weekend. Add it to your summer playlist, get in that car and head to the nearest water park. —Ryan LaCroix, KOSU's The Spy
Heavy Rotation is a monthly sampler of public radio hosts' favorite songs. Listen to new music from Broncho, Downtown Boys, Torres, and more at NPR.org.