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Eternal Summers’ fourth album, “Gold And Stone”, is out today, and in anticipation of the release they’ve shared a video for the title track. It’s a subdued, black-and-white clip that occasionally features bursts of color that flicker in, covering one of the figures, before rescinding back to the two-tone palette. The song is the same windswept loveliness we’ve come to expect from the Virginia dream-pop trio; all sweeping, chiming guitar lacework and Nicole Yun’s effervescent vocals. Watch the Wade Vanover-directed clip, “Gold and Stone” is Eternal Summers burrow deeper into feedback-drenched guitars and just-sweet-enough vocals, displaying a newfound urgency”

 

The Roanoke-based trio of Nicole Yun (guitar/vocals), Daniel Cundiff (drums) and Jonathan Woods (bass) has been fashioning clamorous indie pop since 2009. On their fourth full-length, “Gold and Stone”, Eternal Summers burrow deeper into feedback-drenched guitars and just-sweet-enough vocals, displaying a newfound urgency on songs like the charging “Bloom” and the whispery “Ebb Tide.” They’re hitting the road at the end of May, kicking their tour off at the NYC Popfest, where they’ll be sharing the bill with similarly heart-on-sleeve acts like Club 8 and the Darling Buds. limited-edition seven-inches on lollipop-colored vinyl,

“Together or Alone,” the first single from Gold & Stone, is feisty yet wistful, with Yun’s voice ping-ponging between a sigh and a yelp.

When the band first started, I wrote those short, jangly nuggets of songs while noodling around with vocal ideas. [We didn’t] worry about guitars until later. A lot of that was because I really sucked at guitar and wanted to highlight my strength, which is writing tunes. I’ve slowly gotten a little bit better at guitar over the years, but I thought it would be cool to go back to that method of just humming something and seeing what happens.”

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Eternal Summers on Kanine Records, Virginia indie-pop duo turned trio Eternal Summers are back less than a year after offering last spring’s “The Drop Beneath”. Today they announce their fourth album, Gold And Stone. Continuing to combine crystalline pop sensibilities with ’90s alt-rock influences, the band displays its distinctive musicality on lead single “Together Or Alone.” Mildly distorted guitars, quick drum hits, and choppy bass guitar strokes wrap around Nicole Yun’s light, floating vocals before she taps into her wild side for an energetic bridge that ramps things up before the fadeout. It’s a sign of good things to come,