Eternal Summers bring the 90’s revival
Listen closer. Don’t call it beach rock. Listening to Silver by Roanoke, VA’s Eternal Summers sends visions of 1997 running through my head. Not that it sounds dated, mind you. Daniel Cundiff (also a member of The Young Sinclairs and SUNKING!, among others) and Nicole Yun (Mommies) have found a way to channel a whirlwind of sounds into pop perfection. After a stellar debut EP and a number of 7″s released over the past 2 years (including an outstanding split with Philadelphia’s Reading Rainbow), Silver, the band’s first LP, not only reminds us of how good indie pop used to be, but also (and more importantly) that it can still be good. After listening to this record about 4 times through, all i wanted to listen to was There’s Nothing Wrong With Love and Mag Earwhig! and Slanted & Enchanted and all the rest of my favorite 90’s albums. The spirit this record evokes is hopeful, is vibrant, is clear. I’m floating down rivers of reverb. I’m gliding through the skies on wings made of catchy hooks. Don’t be fooled by their name…Eternal Summers have created the perfect soundtrack for the coming fall.
RIYL: Guided By Voices, Sleater Kinney, Built To Spill, Broadcast