Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Millions” by Eternal Summers from the album Correct Behavior on Kanine.
As a duo, Nicole Yun and Daniel Cundiff did all right, but suddenly, Yun’s guitar was stolen and no other replacement met the range the former had, plus more complicated songs meant the need for another element. Problem quickly solved by the addition of a bassist, and fellow Roanoke, Virginian Jonathan Woods rose to the occasion.
Today’s featured track, “Millions,” demonstrates a range that benefits from the upper echelons of guitar riffs and sharp high range vocals, yet wouldn’t be without the depth of a nice bass and drum to keep it all going. Yun was practically “in another world” when she heard the mixes from Eternal Summers new album. See, while she was out in Korea, the group sent early tracks for mixing to The Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner and engineer Alonzo Vargas, who layered the sparse arrangements of Eternal Summers into mind-expanding dreamscapes. “Millions,” though, is one of the album’s more upbeat numbers, bridging the distance between their debut’s poppy jangle and the more lush sound of Correct Behavior. This punchy, danceable jaunt, with its fuzzy guitars, is rarified by Yun’s soaring vocals.
For now, the Southeast and the East Coast is getting all the Eternal Summers love, but stay tuned and surely they’ll come our way. Check their Facebook page for the most up to date information. For now, watch the official music video for “Millions”: