Beach Day Trip Trap Attack on LP + MP3 Download
Hollywood, Florida based trio Beach Day hooked up with Brooklyn indie label Kanine Records in 2012 and released two 7 inch singles: “Beach Day” and “Walking On The Streets.” This, the band’s debut full-length on the label, Trip Trap Attack was recorded in South Florida and mixed in Detroit by Jim Diamond (The White Stripes, The Dirtbombs).
Hollywood, Florida is not your typical beach town. The buildings, diners, and of course the beach appear frozen in the 1950′s. Probably a result of the town’s population boom happening in that era, a current drive down the streets feels like your moving through an R. Crumb drawing. Things seem exaggerated and a bit odd. The now mature population seems a caricature of their former selves.
It is this strange place, lovingly dubbed Hollyweird, Florida, that the trio Beach Day calls home. Their sound is heavily influenced by their surroundings. They make new music, but it is definitely old at heart. And it’s definitely sunny, but not without some murkiness. Kimmy, Natalie and Skyler met at a local show and quickly bonded over their love of 60′s Girl Groups, their dissatisfaction with their current musical endeavors and a common desire to be in a band that was purely about fun and making music without pretense.
An embodiment of their surroundings and love of 60’s girl groups, Beach Day sounds as you might expect. Think of a female fronted Beach Boys, throw in some The Shangri-La’s, The Ventures, The Sonics, Phil Spector, The Ronettes, add in contemporaries Cults, Jacuzzi Boys, Dum Dum Girls and the Black Lips and you have a soundtrack for your perfect Beach Day.
“Nearly four minutes of gorgeous surf and garage rock, complete with tambourine bashing, sentimental keys, jangly guitar, and rich vocals all about lust and longing. It captures the sincerity of the ‘60s, while ringing ever so true today.” - Filter
“Singer Kimmy Drake has the true voice of a girl-group leading lady, something like a young, white Ronnie Spector raised on punk.” - Orlando Weekly
“[The music] may tip its hat to the past-in particular, ‘60s girl groups…but it’s hardly derivative.” - Elle
Beach Day Trip Trap Attack Track Listing:
1. Walking on the Streets
3. Beach Day
6. Trip Trap Attack
7. Little Weird
8. Come Back To Me
9. Wasting All My Time
10. Am I The Only One
11. We’ve Gotta Go