Written by: Alex Green
Okay, so maybe we’re a tad premature on this because summer is technically six weeks away, but nothing can herald an upcoming season better than a pop song, so let the heralding begin.
Our Track of the Day today comes from Sweet Nobody. The Southern California band’s take on the Undertones’ “Here Comes The Summer” is the perfect way to sing in the season. Filled with jangle, fuzz and delicious vocals from singer Joy Deyo, the song is a tight two minutes of pop perfection.
Deyo is one of the freshest voices in pop music, her delivery a honeyed blast of post-punk charm and sugary ’60s bliss. Meanwhile, drummer Brian Dishon plays with the perfect blend of muscle and groove.
In a statement about the song the band said: “In 2019 before we started recording We’re Trying Our Best, we wanted to record a cover to shake off some rust and see if Hurley’s studio would be a good place to work on the album. In the midst of a busy studio schedule we arranged a quick session at Hurley with our friend Davey Warsop engineering and knocked it out in 4 hours. Our guitarist Casey, stuck in traffic, was unable to make it for the lead parts, so that’s me in true punk rock spirit hacking my way through the guitar solo. Pre-pandemic we thought it might be fun to wait to release it just prior to the summer of 2020 but as the pandemic progressed and the months became bleaker and bleaker we decided against it. It was definitely wrong for that summer but it feels right for the summer of 2022–we haven’t had a more hopeful one in awhile!”
Sweet Nobody On Bandcamp: https://sweet-nobody.bandcamp.com/track/here-comes-the-summer