Way back in 2016, Austin producers Andre Cantave, Dave Madden, and David Messier released a pooch-smoochin’ love letter of sorts for KUTX Host Emeritus John Aielli with their eponymous lead single, “Mr. Linen“. We all pretty much thought the same thing; it’s wacky but catchy, cute but well-made, and we’d be lying if we said we didn’t want more.
A half decade later, Mr. Linen has fulfilled that wish with their summer-ready debut LP Stay Cool, toting a fun-loving yacht-pop style that’ll command any boat-appropriate playlist. Stay Cool sets sail just in time for July 4th weekend, and Mr. Linen celebrates with a virtual livestream at 6PM Central Time via their Facebook page. At one song over the traditional 8-track packaging, the French bulldog that is Mr. Linen clearly is a beast that can’t be fully contained, but that spare original is one of Stay Cool‘s finest given its place as the album closer (not to mention its ability to recall ’70s soft rockers like Kris Kristofferson and Loggins-Messina), “I Got You”!