Though there’s still another full month of spring left, Milwaukee’s colossal “summer” festival season in almost in full swing. One of the first events to usher in the epoch of entertainment is Gloss Weekend. Following a successful inaugural weekend-long event last spring to commemorate the cassette label’s first year in business, Gloss Records decided to bring “Gloss Weekend” back for a second year. From May 19-21, a total of 15 bands will play three shows, and the label will host a free Sunday night after party as well.

To help pass the time before this weekend’s festivities, Gloss released a festival compilation featuring previously-released songs from Gloss acts. The six-song collection has tracks from Sex Scenes, Iron Pizza, Marielle Allschwang, Soup Moat, NO/NO, and Soul Low. If you like what you hear, be sure to make it out to one (or all) of this weekend’s shows. Weekend passes are $25 and include this festival compilation cassette. Tapes will also be available for purchase at individual shows too.