Eternal Summers

Caught live (and enjoyed) at Cameo Gallery's second to last show: SoftSpot

On the weekend of November 22nd, Cameo Gallery, one of the last beloved venues still kicking in Williamsburg post its DIY heyday, gave us a last hurrah. Since 2009 the multi-floored venue and bar has been host to numerous favorite dance parties, indie rock and electronic bands, DJs, make outs, comedy shows — they even fit a few modest demon dimensions in those restrooms. Its stages were notable in the beginning narratives of bands such as Neon Indian, Beach Fossils, Sharon Van Etten, and The War On Drugs. This writer was glad to catch the penultimate show last Friday with a lineup including many local talents: Monograms, Little Racer and SoftSpot opening for Eternal Summers, and a later set by The Juan MacLean. The experience was as dancy, sweaty, and boozy as one could expect. All the acts made for a fantastic show, but in my personal account, Brooklyn’s quartet SoftSpot stole the night.

It wasn’t merely about enjoying the sound, or even getting fixed on lyrics as fabrics fix on burs—It is an intimate thing to watch a woman cast spells, and lead singer Sarah Kinlaw does this in front of everyone gathered. This is most stirring to witness in person, as the power might start in her voice but is controlled as if attached to strings on her expressive hands. SoftSpot is a synthesis of eerie dream-rock with modern dance, and just played one of the most refreshing live sets I’ve seen in a while. A performer caught in a spell of that sort encourages those in the audience itself to follow and ease their steps as into a body of water. Those who desire to, become places for lightening to travel.

At the end of the night, the bright, multicolored display dangling on the ceiling over all of us suddenly seemed in its small way iconic, like the clouds attached to every memory of Glasslands. We wish you adieu Cameo, thanks for all the good times! - Leora Mandel

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Eternal Summers to drop The Drop Beneath tomorrow!

Eternal Summers' greatly anticipated third album, The Drop Beneath, is being released tomorrow, March 4th (via Kanine Records). The trio from Roanoke have been working hard since the release of Correct Behavior in 2012, and have gained a dedicated following. The Drop Beneath promises to be only a slight departure from their previous work, featuring lusher tones and more input from their bass player (who was a new addition to the band for Correct Behavior). The album is already being streamed exclusively on Pandora, and you can listen to a featured track, Never Enough, below. The band is touring for the album, and you can see them locally at U Street Music Hall this Thursday, March 6th (with Cheatahs), before they join Pains of Being Pure at Heart for a tour of the south starting at Baltimore Popfest this Friday, 3/7, and then in Charlottesville, at The Southern, on 3/8. --Natan Press

   

Eternal Summers releases new single "Gouge"

Roanoke’s celebrated Eternal Summers are preparing to release their fourth album, The Drop Beneath (on Kanine Records), and their first since 2012. The “dream punk” trio has provided the world with the single “Gouge,” a synth-poppy rocker reminiscent of the Cure, with Nicole Yun’s delightful voice, and the aggressive yet dreamy guitars that are Eternal Summers’ hallmark. The Drop Beneath will be released on March 4, 2014. --Natan Press

   

Ticket Giveaway: Eternal Summers w/ POTUSA @ 9:30 Club 4/16

Roanoke VA based post punk trio Eternal Summers have taken over the airwaves in the office right now (hear em below.) Nicole Yun's voice is strong with surfy guitar riffs to match, Jonathan Woods on bass adds the head bobbing low element, and Daniel Cundiff nails the pace on drums like whoa. So tight, they're taight! With 2 LPs and a handful of EPs, they've toured with huge names, such as Nada Surf, and are now opening for Presidents of the United States of America (pic above) at the 9:30 Club on 4/16! We've been informed that POTUSA will be playing their entire S/T album so get ready to get your "Peaches" on.

The 9:30 Club wants to make sure you don't miss out on this awesome local band opening for a staple of 90's music culture! All you have to do is email us by 3 PM on 4/1 and let us know your favorite Eternal Summers song. Please include your first and last name for guest list requirements. The winner will be emailed back. Don't wanna risk missing out on this? You can still buy tickets here.