Saturday, December 5, 2009

A lo-fi beach party though it's way too cold to go to the beach

Artist: Gemini Cricket
Title: Hey, We Made a Record!
Label: Self-released
Release date: Fall 2009
Vinyl color: Purple

Athens-based three piece Gemini Cricket recently re-released their first 7", and it's the perfect soundtrack for daydreaming about the beach during these cold summer months.

The a-side opens with a catchy surf rock-inspired instrumental called "Cosmic Creepers" and continues the out-of-season summertime fun with "Fake Endings", which is a Beach Boys song played at punk speed.

The lo-fi beach party continues on the flipside, as the brief tune "Little Fish" has a mellow indie rock vibe and the instrumental "Night-time Boys, Nite-time" is yet another well-executed take on classic girl groups and the sounds of the 60's.

To learn more about this trio's backstory (they've gone from a guy and girl writing love songs at summer camp to a planned UK tour) and to order a copy of this 7", check out the band's Myspace page.

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