Dolittle presents as part of The Workman’s Club 5th Birthday Celebrations
With special guests Pleasure Beach
Saturday, September 12th, The Workman’s Club
Tickets available from www.theworkmansclub.com & Ticketmaster outlets Nationwide
“The Drop Beneath is the most pristine sounding thing that Eternal Summers have ever recorded” Pitchfork
If you haven’t heard of Eternal Summers, you’ve got some catching up to do! This Virginia based noise pop, power rock trio have just released their fourth full-length album Gold and Stone on their long-time label, Brooklyn based indie Kanine Records.
Formed in 2009, Eternal Summers are Nicole Yun, Daniel Cundiff and Jonathan Woods. Originally part of the Roanoke based collective known as the Magic Twig Community, a handful of like-minded indie artists working together, they have grown into a band that stands on its own. A band that, in the words of All Music, “..other bands will look to for inspiration 20 years later.”
With several previous releases, there has already been a lot said about Eternal Summers music. From the crafty minimalism on their debut Silver, to the dream punk sheen on 2012’s breakout Correct Behavior, to the guitar driven power on The Drop Beneath, the evolution of Eternal Summers marks a band that embraces both anthemic rock and bittersweet ballads – a band that is grounded in jangle pop but with an added depth that rewards on repeated listens.
Last year’s The Drop Beneath marked Eternal Summers first full length created entirely outside Virginia and as Pitchfork noted: “The Drop Beneath is the most pristine sounding thing that Eternal Summers have ever recorded” and “indulges their more anthemic side, and the results are solid.” According to Paste Magazine, “Their brand of loose-hanging, guitar driven, hook-filled pop has tightened into a fist.”
For Gold and Stone, (just released in June, 2015) Eternal Summers returned to the site of last year’s well-received The Drop Beneath, Resonate Studios in Austin, TX and back into the very adept hands of engineer and mixer Louie Lino to create an album that ventured beyond the pop immediacy of their previous albums. Nicole says, “On this self-produced album, we wanted to target more lush and radiant textures, some classic rock riffs, some jazzier elements and some full-on punk snarl.”
Nicole isn’t exactly sure how influence happens, “Whether it creeps in or just bashes you on the head, I think we made it a point to be as open as possible. We love to listen to bands and think about how their albums came together. We were listening to a lot of Blur, early Radiohead, And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Echo and the Bunnymen, Ryan Adams, Lush, Dinosaur Jr., Cleaners from Venus and Stereolab in the van on tour before writing Gold and Stone.” You’ll have to give Gold and Stone a spin to see whether you can pick out those influences or even find traces of the early Eternal Summers “dream-punk,” but regardless, it’s evident Eternal Summers won’t fade. Check out Gouge right here
Eternal Summers never ending tour cycle has seen them play with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Surfer Blood, The Presidents of the United States of America, Cheatahs, We are Scientists, Nada Surf, amongst others. They look forward to presenting Gold and Stone at The Workman’s Club this September.
Joining them as special guests are Pleasure Beach, a gang of five coffee-appreciating, ‘The Boss’-loving Belfast natives. Formed in January of this very year, this quintet explore a lush and slightly psychedelic aesthetic. Their debut single Go is a fine line in part bruised break-up song, part existential post-apocalyptic horror story – taking its cues from pounding stadium Americana, hypnotic krautrock and blurry-eyed Scandinavian pop. Lend them your ears!