Iâ€™m a sucker for bands like Beach Day, especially this time of the year. Surf-rock, garage-rock, girl-vocal-rock, whatever you want to call it, it makes me happy. Beach Day sound like a bright sunny summer morning in the sand and will fit nicely in your perfectly alphabetized record collection next to Beach House and Best Coast for your summer listening needs. Native Echoes doesnâ€™t drop till August but check out Donâ€™t Call Me On The Phone, the first single from the album, below.
While their native Florida may be in a state of perma-vacation, Beach Day isnâ€™t. On August 19, 2014, the band will release Native Echoes on Kanine Records, their second album in two years.
On Native Echoes, Beach Day have become greater than the sum of their throwback influences. After a year of touring in anticipation and support for their debut, Trip Trap Attack, Beach Day headed to Detroit â€“ mecca for both garage rock and the girl group sound â€“ and into the studio of Jim Diamond (the Sonics, the Dirtbombs, the White Stripes). Guided by the experienced hand of Jim Diamond, Beach Day dropped the bits of Northern Soul that appeared on their debut and replaced it with feedback, foot stomps, and an electric 12-string guitar run through an Allen Gyrophonic speaker to make it sound like a synth. And so, Native Echoes emerges packing more modern grit. With more instrumental sophistication and all-tape recording, the album features more atmosphere and patina to deepen its new octane.
Beach Day is: Kimmy Drake (vocals, guitar), Skyler Black (drums), with addition of a bassist for the live shows.
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