Eternal Summers announces US dates this Fall, kicking off as support for Jenny and Johnny. Eternal Summers will release their debut full length Silver on September 28 on Kanine Records.
Eternal Summers will detonate your chill vibe. While you’ve no doubt spent the hot months absorbing ultraviolets and soaking up beachy sounds, Nicole Yun and Daniel Cundiff have been cutting loose in the back woods, creating their fuzziest, jangliest statement yet: Silver.
The inland duo’s music comes out of the forests of Roanoke, VA, where the mountain vistas are inspiring but the scene is mostly cover bands. Both members are a part of the Magic Twig Community, a collective of nine like-minded musicians that cherish boundless creativity and weirdo indie pop.
When Yun, who sings and plays guitar, moved to Roanoke, she originally played with another drummer, but when he bailed before a gig, Cundiff jumped in. What resulted was something very, very punk, and Yun and Cundiff knew they had the right musical chemistry. That’s when Eternal Summers was born.
Feeling no need to flesh out their lineup, the duo decided to treat the open spaces as an instrument. When they call it dream punk, they’re only partially joking. Taut, hooky and often wide-open, their sound is simple but it takes up room. They employ the quietest quiets and the loudest louds—from hazy, clanging reveries to rapid No Wave squalls.
On Silver, Eternal Summers has streamlined and then leaped beyond their original sound. Where the EP was sun-drenched and simple, Silver is far-reaching and ambitious despite its minimalist drums-and-guitar cast. The album mixes 90-second fist-pumpers and dreamy, six-minute meditations, noisy highs, and uncomfortably quiet hums. Silver captures the energy of their live shows–which has inspired the lead single “Pogo”–and calls to mind early indie legends like the Raincoats, Galaxie 500, Beat Happening, and Unrest.
09.23 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (w/ Jenny and Johnny)
09.24 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club (w/ Jenny and Johnny)
09.25 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge (w/ Jenny and Johnny)
09.28 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater (w/ Jenny and Johnny)
10.19 Easthampton, MA @ Flywheel (w/ Young Prisms)
10.20 Cambridge, MA @ The Paradise (w/ Pains of Being Pure at Heart)
10.21 Brooklyn, NY @ Live At The Pyramids (CMJ)
10.22 New York, NY @ Cake Shop (Kanine Showcase)
10.23 New York, NY @ Cake Shop (CMJ)
10.24 New York, NY @ Living Room
10.25 Ithaca, NY @ Wildfire Lounge (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood)
10.27 Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
10.28 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Mug @ Vassar College
10.29 Brooklyn, NY @ Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos
10.30 Washington, DC @ DC9 (w/ Legendary Pink Dots)
11.01 Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
11.02 Columbus, OH @ The Summit