Photo by Karen LynchThis groovy new jam comes from Atlanta band, Lunar Vacation. Self-described as "dreamy pool rock," they bring a pleasant mix of breezy analog-sounding synths and surfy guitars together to create intoxicating tunes that want to make you bop. Seems apropos for summer.
"Daytime" takes its cues from most great songs about unrequited love by combining happy-go-lucky melodies and backbeats with sullen, melancholy lyrics. With a relatively composed approach to heartache, the band attempts to distract us from these doldrums with dizzy spells of hallucinogenic synth lines. This is what sets these newcomers apart from their female-fronted indie rock peers. Their slight foray into sophisticated stonery psychedelia feels like a more refreshing take on the innocent sounds of a young band.
Check out the rest of their hazy new EP, "Artificial Flavors."
RIYL: Alvvays, Jay Som, Triathalon, Fazerdaze