Eternal Summers Announce Spring Headlining Dates & Tour With Maximo Park
Eternal Summers is thrilled to announce that they'll be touring in support of their latest studio album The Drop Beneath this spring. Starting with a special night at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar on April 19th curated by their longtime label Kanine Records, the band will then head out for a run of headlining dates and a one-off show with Courtney Barnett. In May, they'll join forces with Maximo Park for a handful of dates that will bring the band to the west coast for the first time to support The Drop Beneath. The tour follows two successful winter runs - first with Cheatahs, second with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - as well as several shows at this year's SXSW.
The Drop Beneath is the band's third full length and was released via Kanine on March 4th, 2014. The record was produced by Doug Gillard 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. The album is filled with breezy cuts - first single "Gouge" was called out by NPR's All Songs Considered as a track that "summons the chilled-out but spirited vibe of warm summer nights." Nylon picks up on a similar sentiment for album track "Keep me Away," lamenting that "The dreamy vocals have us in a daze thinking of sun-soaked beaches, fire pit sing-a-longs, and all the other things about summertime we miss so desperately when it's freezing outside."
Nicole Yun (guitar/vox) and Daniel Cundiff (drums) began making music together in the late 2000s after meeting through the Magic Twig Community, an artist collective in their home base of Roanoke, VA. After self-releasing one EP, the band signed to Kanine Records, an independent Brooklyn label, and released their debut LP Silver in 2010. The duo hit the road to support the release, and after Yun's guitar was stolen, they found the low-end of their sound lacking. They brought in Jonathan Woods, who had ironically introduced Cundiff and Yun years earlier, as their permanent bassist. With Jonathan in the mix, the trio immediately went in to record their breakout sophomore album Correct Behavior, which employed a much fuller sound.