Hollywood, Florida-based trio Beach Day is excited to announce tour dates for spring 2013 that will take them all across the US in preparation for their debut album release, Trip Trap Attack due June 18th on Kanine Records. The album 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 ’60s 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.
Skyler was living in Asheville but missing the beach culture, so he moved back. Natalie was planning a move to the west coast but already had song ideas, so she decided to stay. The two moved into a house with Kimmy and all acquired jobs at the local Smoothie Shack. Moving in is somewhat of a big commitment for a band that just wants to have fun, but the first song they wrote together came easy. It is called Beach Day and was their first 7″ release.
An embodiment of their surroundings and love of ’60s 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.
03.25 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
03.26 – Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
03.27 – Asheville, NC @ The Double Crown
03.28 – Washington DC @ DC9
03.29 – Annapolis, MD @ Metro Kitchen
03.30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery
04.01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
04.02 – Columbus, OH @ Kobo
04.03 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
04.04 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
04.05 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
04.06 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
04.08 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudville Mews
04.09 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
04.10 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
04.11 – Denver, CO @ Moon Room
04.13 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux Lounge
04.16 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
04.17 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
04.18 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
04.20 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
04.21 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
04.23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre