Whether it’s music to fuel a midnight ride back from the beach, to feed the speakers in the window on a lazy Sunday afternoon, or to offer escape from a sweltering commute, this summer needs a soundtrack, and Asthmatic Kitty Records has answered the call by curating a free mixtape of freshly-minted tunes from its catalogue. An 18-track snapshot of the label’s wildly eclectic roster, this season’s edition of Asthmatic Kitty’s Digital Sampler offers everything from icy, tripped-out beats to rootsy singalongs, from acclaimed veterans to brand-new discoveries. Artists Raymond Byron & the White Freighter, Dots Will Echo, Fol Chen, Helado Negro, Lily & Madeleine, Ombre, Chris Schlarb, Shannon Stephens, the Welcome Wagon, and Denison Witmer each serve up a track or two with their compliments, and renaissance man DM Stith has designed the kaleidoscopic cover art.