Artist / Eternal Summers
Eternal Summers is founded by the Roanoke, VA duo of Nicole Yun and Daniel Cundiff, but added bassist Jonathan Woods for the recording and release of 2012′s Correct Behavior. Opening with Pitchfork-deemed Best New Track, “Millions,” Correct Behavior is, as you would expect with the addition of a new member, sonically fuller than their debut album Silver and earlier EPs including Prisoner and the material collected and released as The Dawn of Eternal Summers.
Their most recent release is 2014′s The Drop Beneath. With production by Doug Gillard (Guided By Voices, Nada Surf) and mixing by Louie Lino (Nada Surf), The Drop Beneath brings out the bands 90’s influences such as the early guitar pop days of Radiohead, Blur, Teenage Fanclub, Lush and the early alt-rock of Foo Fighters. The band met Gillard while touring with Nada Surf, which is how The Drop Beneath took shape. “We had been talking about having a producer that would be more hands on and work in the studio, more closely with the band. [Meeting Doug] was the genesis of everything leading up to the album.” It also led the band to record in Austin. “We escaped the end of winter and spent time in the warmer weather down South. We wouldn’t be bothered in Austin and could focus like we wanted. There was a cave close by and we would go in there to be in total blackness.”
Stepping out of the blackness resulted in songs like “Gouge” and “Never Enough,” which showcase the upbeat jangly pop the band is known for, “A Burial,” a powerful alt-rock monster best heard pumping through your car stereo, while the sweetness of “Keep Me Away” suggests the influences of 90′s Brit Pop balladry. Eternal Summers is currently touring in support of the album.