New Video for “The Roses” taken from their album Gold and Stone
OCT 03 – Southampton, UK @ The Joiners *
OCT 04 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla *
OCT 05 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin *
* w/ Surfer BloodCMJ & East Coast:
WED Oct 14 – NY, NY @ Pianos 5:15
WED Oct 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop
THU Oct 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Bourbon & Branch
FRI Oct 16 – NY, NY @ Pianos 11pm
SAT Oct 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory 12am
SUN Oct 18 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
MON Oct 19 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Gold and Stone is their fourth album, following on from the crafty minimalism on their debut Silver, the dream punk sheen of 2012’s breakout Correct Behavior and 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 with a hint of shoegaze but with an added depth that rewards on repeated listens.
For Gold and Stone, Eternal Summers returned to Resonate Studio in Austin, TX, the site of last year’s well-received The Drop Beneath (where 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.”). They are back into the very adept hands of engineer and mixer Louie Lino to create an album that ventures 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 shall not fade.