May 29, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Summer Suns

The Summer Suns are one of the most aptly named bands ever. Summer springs to mind everytime I hear them, and the music is definitely sunny. The Australian group produced some fantastic power pop in the late 80s and 90s, although I only discovered them recently on Myspace. Their sound is purely sixties pop with some folk overtones, but done much as you'd expect of an 80s power pop band. Interestingly, the group includes an Aussie power pop legend, Dom Mariani (of Stems, Lime Spiders, DM3 fame), so it's no surprise that the group is tight, the guitars jangle, the drums shiver, and there are hooks aplenty. The song here, "She's My Kinda Girl" is more poppy than most of the others, yet is perfectly representative of the overall vibe of the band.

The Summer Suns -- She's My Kinda Girl