Eternal Summers start off the show tonight at Union Transfer. The Virginia trio continues to tour in support of its 2012 LP Correct Behaviour, although a new album may be in the works judging by the fact that the shoegazey punk band played several unreleased songs last time they were in Philly. Despite their carefree name, Eternal Summers ventured into some darker waters on Behaviour with vocalist / guitarist Nicole Yun’s scratchy guitar riffs and drummer Daniel Cundiff’s manic beat-keeping, though Yun’s airy vocals keep things untethered on most tracks. Tickets and information for their set tonight with The Presidents of The United States of America and You Scream I Scream can be found here. Below, watch Eternal Summers perform “You Kill” live at MACRoCk 2012.
Richmond, Virginia indie trio Eternal Summers are still riding high on the spring release of their sophomore album, Correct Behavior, and today premiered a fourth video from the record. “Good as You” is a pretty, mid-tempo strummer with an explosive build and longing lyrics. Frontwoman Nicole Yun joked on Facebook about this video being her “acting debut,” and there’s certainly a lot of drama as we see vignettes of the band in an abandoned hospital, done up in medical garb, wrestling down belligerent inmates and lacing up straightjackets. For her part, Yun sits forlorn in a stool, singing the song to patients up and down the dusty hallway. There’s no forced dialogue or anything overly conceptual – so don’t let “acting” scare you – it’s just a creative staging of a thoughtful song. Eternal Summers is currently on tour in support of Nada Surf, and they play the First Unitarian Church on December 12. Tickets and more information can be found here.
It had healthy slices of Sonic Youth and Wipers, a sliver of avant-garde composer Glenn Branca, and about a three-quarters heaping of My Bloody Valentine. Band founders Rob Garcia and Sarah Everton meant it as a guide, a reference point for the folks they were working with – producers Brian McTear and Jonathan Low at Miner Street Recordings in Fishtown, Kyle “Slick” Johnson at Fancy Time Studio in Kensington – as well as a notation of their personal goals.
On Monday, the band got to hear the finished version of their new record Yeah Right for the first time, and Garcia reports that the pie chart plan succeeded. Continue reading
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Eternal Summers have a new album coming out on July 24th on Kanine Records called Correct Behavior. Since the release of the band’s debut in 2010, the Roanoke, Virginia indie-pop have grown from a duo, including Nicole Yun and Daniel Cundiff, to a trio with the addition of Jonathan Woods. Correct Behavior is filled with so many catchy and rocking indie-pop gems it’s hard to pick just one great song. From start to finish the album is a joyride of jangly, driving and dreamy pop. Eternal Summers is playing tonight at Milkboy Philly with Bedroom Problems and Catnaps. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, via Brooklyn Vegan, download the new song “Millions,” recently named “Best New Track” by Pitchfork.