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The Virginia shoegaze-pop trio Eternal Summers switch it up with their third studio album, The Drop Beneath. Producer Doug Gillard of Guided by Voices and Nada Surf and engineer Louie Lino (also of Nada Surf) worked with the group in Austin, Texas; they concocted a variety of arrangements that bring out the band’s many strengths. Singer/guitarist Nicole Yun emphasizes a retro girl-group sound on songs like “Keep Me Away” and “Until the Day I Have Won,” while turning to the indie rock side with shades of sugary guitar pop on “100” and a heavier shoegaze phasing guitar flush on “Gouge.” For a leaner, new wave pulse without walls of impenetrable sound, “Never Enough” works off that summer feeling that Jonathan Richman swore would haunt us the rest of our lives. Touches of The Cure, R.E.M., Lush, Slowdive, Belle & Sebastian, and Helium all surface in these largely innocent-sounding indie pop songs.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Virginia shoegaze-pop trio Eternal Summers switch it up with their third studio album, The Drop Beneath. Producer Doug Gillard of Guided by Voices and Nada Surf and engineer Louie Lino (also of Nada Surf) worked with the group in Austin, Texas; they concocted a variety of arrangements that bring out the band’s many strengths. Singer/guitarist Nicole Yun emphasizes a retro girl-group sound on songs like “Keep Me Away” and “Until the Day I Have Won,” while turning to the indie rock side with shades of sugary guitar pop on “100” and a heavier shoegaze phasing guitar flush on “Gouge.” For a leaner, new wave pulse without walls of impenetrable sound, “Never Enough” works off that summer feeling that Jonathan Richman swore would haunt us the rest of our lives. Touches of The Cure, R.E.M., Lush, Slowdive, Belle & Sebastian, and Helium all surface in these largely innocent-sounding indie pop songs.

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About Eternal Summers

The Roanoke, Virginia-based Eternal Summers, a self-professed "dream punk" outfit, formed in the late 2000s around the talents of guitarist/vocalist Nicole Yun and drummer Daniel Cundiff, both of whom are members of the Magic Twig Community (a local art and indie pop organization/collective). Specializing in taut, hook-filled post-rock/no wave-inspired pop nuggets that alternate between dreamy and cacophonous, the duo released a self-titled EP in 2009, followed by Eternal Summers' full-length Kanine Records debut, Silver, in 2010. While touring behind the record, Yun's guitar was stolen and she found that the replacement she had on hand didn't fill in the low end of their sound the way they wanted. To remedy this, they added an old friend, Jonathan Woods, to play bass. The trio spent two weeks recording the next Eternal Summers album, shipping the results off to Sune Rose Wagner (of the Raveonettes) and Alonzo Vargas to be mixed. Correct Behavior was released by Kanine in July of 2012. The trio's next album was recorded with production (and occasional guitar) from indie rock Zelig Doug Gillard. Released in early 2014, The Drop Beneath marked another impressive step in the band's artistic growth. The group's self-produced fourth album, Gold and Stone, followed in 2015. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Roanoke, VA

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