Song of the Day: Money Mark

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Artist: Money Mark Track: "Summer Blue" Album: Brand New By Tomorrow Listen

About the music

Money Mark is known first as Mark Ramos-Nishita, a longtime collaborator with the Beastie Boys, but his solo stuff is very strong. It abandons the Beastie Boys' blissful, juvenile panache, and instead carries a laidback, accomplished charm. Like Beck after a few glasses of merlot.

Why to know it

This is his fourth studio album, and on it are a collection of songs that negotiate his vintage sounds with a love for the cleanest and most enjoyable studio production. This song in particular displays his ability to write and arrange the some of the poppiest music overlooked by radio.