Eternal Summers reveal video for “The Roses” and announce CMJ shows‏

October 4, 2015



Eternal Summers

New Video for “The Roses” taken from their album Gold and Stone

out now via Kanine Records
Currently on tour with Surfer Blood in UK + CMJ Shows Confirmed
“I’ve never thought too hard about what our albums should sound like before they are written. I just trust instinct to lead the way.” That is the philosophy of Nicole Yunof noise-pop, power-rock trio Eternal Summers. And if you haven’t heard of Eternal Summers, you’ll have a lot of catching up to do.

They have just released their latest album Gold and Stone in the UK via their longtime label, Brooklyn based indie, Kanine Records (home to Fear of Men, Pinact etc), to coincide with their first ever European tour. They still have some dates supporting Surfer Blood left before hitting the road on the East Coast of the USA with some appearances at CMJ.
You can watch the new video for the track “The Roses” here. Nicole says of the song; “This was definitely the guilty pleasure song for us for quite a while, as we had to get comfortable with the fact that it was just so poppy! The working title was called “Jammy 3”, the 3 being a reference to the fact that there was a very mild Third Eye Blind 90’s radio tone to it that we all secretly enjoyed, and yet felt guilty about. As we worked it out, and especially as we arranged it in the studio, early Pablo Honey Radiohead influences (which I hoped would come through) were truly made a reality! It’s definitely one of my favorite tracks on the album!”
Remaining UK dates:
OCT 02 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club *
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 – NY @ Cake Shop (day)
SAT Oct 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory 12am
SUN Oct 18 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
MON Oct 19 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
More about Eternal Summers:Having formed in 2009, the Roanoke, Virginia-based band started out as a two-piece, with Nicole Yun on vocals/guitar and Daniel Cundiff on drums, to be joined later by bassistJonathan Woods (they have now been a trio longer then they were a duo). Gone are the days of their hometown collective known as the “Magic Twig Community”, that saw the handful of like-minded indie artists working together; but what has grown in its place is a band that stands firmly on its own. In the words of All Music, “The kind that other bands will look to for inspiration 20 years later.”

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.

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