A hotly anticipated album around these parts is the upcoming full-length from San Diego lo-fi wonder Jeans Wilder. I’ve been a big fan of Jeans since 2009 when he put out Antiques through Night People. Since that time his sound has evolved from ghost pop to more of a 1960’s-tinged, beach-encrusted psych pop. On June 26, Everloving will put out Totally, Jeans followup to 2010’s excellent “nice trash.”
“Spanish Tile” is actually the second single to surface from the album and it finds Jeans noodling around with 1960’s exotica vibes. If you’ve ever wondered what it would sound like when a California beach bum emulated Les Baxter or Bert Kaempfert while simultaneously retaining a beach pop attitude, then “Spanish Tile” will put that farfetched and somewhat bizarre curiosity to rest. Oh, and make sure you check out the album’s first single “Limeade” while you’re at it.
Heavy Hawaii is a San Diego band consisting of some former Fantastic Magic members. Their creepy summer vibe shines through this song, making it all cool to put on a mix tape for your beach goth friends.
I love this short film. The movie was filmed by Tucker Rountree with a 90s VHS camcorder. Tucker Rountree is also in this rad band from Brooklyn you should check out called Total Slacker. I recommend ordering some pizza and watching this
Listening to Sweet Valley Slumber Party is like watching home videos with no one else but yourself and feeling the Nostalgic Pain that you hadn’t had when you were younger. New found love and the California dream drip from this song. Go to your car, put this song on repeat and never stop driving.