Finally an album with some good indie pop for the summer. I’ve been waiting for an album like this since the weather started warming up and was starting to think we might not actually get one. Eternal Summers is a young, three piece band from the small city of Roanoke, Virginia, with big aspirations. Since 2010 we’ve already seen the release of one EP and one other full-length album.
This album is full of upbeat-straight-to-the-point songs. Most of the vocals in the album are by Nicole Yun and her sound is extremely playful, while somehow maintaining a serious sense of rock ‘n roll. You get a great impression of the bands humorous side in the short track “I Love You”, Yun belts out the lyrics making it a great summer-fling anthem. Drummer Daniel Cundiff takes the lead in “Girls in The City” a monotone rock-ballad reminiscent of the band Joy Division, which really marks a change in mood for the rest of the album. Listening to this album from beginning to end is like spending a long sunny day at the beach, it opens up quite quickly and you really feel like dancing, but after several hours in the sun and about halfway through the album, you start to slow down and decide to spend the evening veging out around the fire while listening to something a little heavier.
One of the good things about this album is that while it does show some great musical talent from a young band, it still leaves room for improvement. Sometimes it’s nice to follow a band because you are more excited about what comes next rather than which television show or commercial is playing their songs.
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