Friday, August 10
If Stereolab mated with Galaxie 500 their offspring would be something like Eternal Summers. Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Eternal Summers began as the duo of guitarist/vocalist Nicole Yun and drummer Daniel Cundiff who quickly developed a familiar yet creative lo-fi garage/noise pop sound. After releasing their debut LP, Silver, in 2010 on Kanine Records the band grew into a three piece, adding bassist Jonathan Woods who helped the band move out of the garage and into jangly indie-pop territory. With their trio complete the band put out a superior sophomore release titled Correct Behavior, which begins with their virally catchy track “Millions” and moves through rock and roll and quirky indie rock before landing in the world of dream pop with tracks like “Good As You.” Now you might be saying to yourself “there are plenty of indie-jangle-noise-rock-garage-dream-pop bands with a female vocalist out there” and you’d be correct, but as the title of their latest record implies; the band is aware of this “correct behavior” and this awareness helps them transcend the mediocrity of many of their contemporaries. Eternal Summers will perform live at Soundlab this Friday (Aug 10) with support from “chain smoking, bird flippin, wife stealin neo-greasers” Sleepy Hahas, and Buffalo surf rockers Bryan Johnson and Family. —cory perla
8pm Soundlab, 110 Pearl St. (440-5907 / bigorbitgallery.org/soundlab). $10.
Below: Eternal Summers new video for “You Kill”