Eternal Summers Announce New Studio LP 'The Drop Beneath' Out 3/4
Roanoke, Virginia's Eternal Summers are excited to announce The Drop Beneath, brand new full-length studio album due out on March 4th, 2014 via their longtime label Kanine Records. The record was funded by an extremely successful PledgeMusic campaign, which quickly reached its goal shortly after launching. In addition to facilitating the making of the album, Eternal Summers invited fans to be a part of the creative process and used fan ideas in both naming the record and the album art. The Drop Beneath was produced by Doug Gilliard of Guided by Voices and Nada Surf and recorded, engineered and mixed by Louie Lino (also of Nada Surf) at Resonate Studios in Austin, TX.
Born out of the artist collective the Magic Twig Community in Roanoke Virginia, Singer/Guitarist Nicole Yun and drummer Daniel Cundiff began making music together in the late 2000s. After self-releasing one EP, they were picked up by renowned Brooklyn independent label Kanine Records. Kanine has been an integral part of indie rock's upper echelon, releasing albums from artists like Chairlift, Grizzly Bear, The Blow and Surfer Blood since opening their bedroom doors in 2002. After releasing their debut LP Silver in 2010, Eternal Summers hit the road to support the release. While touring, Yun's guitar was stolen and without it, the duo found their sound lacking a full low end. Jonathan Woods, who had introduced Yun and Cundiff in Roanoke a few years earlier, jumped on board as Eternal Summers' permanent bassist and has been with the band since. After the addition of Woods, they immediately went into the studio to record their sophomore LP Correct Behavior.
With Jonathan in the mix, Correct Behavior was Eternal Summers' first release as a fully realized three piece. The fullness and maturity of the record didn't go without notice - as Pitchfork noted, "Correct Behavior feels like the band's breakout album, and not just because it showcases a bigger sound - but for the much more literal reason that a lot of these songs are about breaking out." On The Drop Beneath, Eternal Summers continues along that path with an even more expanded sound. Feeling fully at home and empowered as a three piece with Woods on bass, Yun has become a more compelling guitarist and Cundiff's energetic drumming is more visceral.