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CHECK IT: WARM WEATHER

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The blazing sun is finally reappearing over our beloved Boston horizon, so why not welcome it with a few cuts of aptly-named and visceral indie surf-pop jangle? Mashing up the best bits of Vampire Weekend, the Beach Boys, Queen and Wavves are WARM WEATHER, a three-piece of snotty, salty noses hailing from the City of Angels. Wishy-washy reverb flows and spills over the edges of each song, ringing for a small eternity after the end of each tune, as crisp and snappy guitar arpeggios crash against swelling cymbals. But what really jumps out about this group is their propensity for vocal harmony — forget the sheepish whine or Interpol-type deadpan you may expect from progressive indie rawk, because WARM WEATHER eschews that completely in favor of rich, soaring three- and four-piece vocal progressions as the vocal lead. “One lead singer? Fuck that, let’s all sing!” is heavily implied, as the group has no true frontman. Reveries of Brian Wilson longboard through the breakers of your mind, but WARM WEATHER are too good to wipe out. Currently they are in the studio getting to work on their third release, but last month they made a very special appearance in Cambridge to pay tribute to the artist who has influenced them the most — R. Kelly. Have you gotten the picture yet? It is warm as fuck out, so when you peel that shirt off and fill your glass with mai-tai, make sure and drop this in the stereo as well.

Looking Through by Warm Weather

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