Five-piece capital-averse psych-rock group the band in Heaven hails from West Palm Beach, so they don’t have to de-ice their windshields every morning. Instead they can spend their days rolling back and forth in front of rival territory, two in front and three in back, with this song blasting and a perfect row of suns reflected in their Ray-Bans. A real change from last year’s introspective, space-gazey Caught in a Summer Swell, “Boys of Summer of Sam” is taut and dramatic, with sweaty riffs and the drawn out vocals of someone reliving something he can’t unsee. Gunshot drums and wavering guitars round out three minutes of sludgy bravado. You can hear the heat rising off the pavement.
“Boys of Summer of Sam” is half of a 7″ upcoming on HoZac Records — play the whole thing for your windshield and see what happens.