The Summer Hits - Mod Cinema

Bloody shambolic noisy indie pop glory, that's what this 7" single by California's The Summer Hits is. I'll even end a sentence with "is" it's so good. Unleashed on a still-duped world in 1995 on Silver Girl records, 1000 Moments of Natural Flotation shows how little progress has been made in indie pop in 12 years. Thankfully.

Side B - The Summer Hits - Mod Cinema [4 stars mp3]


Brushback said...

I first heard The Summer Hits on a "Four-Letter Words" comp (which also had some great Boyracer songs on it). It's all pretty good.

Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of hanging around with Rex, leader of this noisepop juggernaut, in the heady days of the mid-90s. He used to drive his well-loved and aged VW bus up to our house on Laurel Canyon and stay for days at a time, waxing endlessly about freakbeat bands that were utterly obscure to me at the time (the fleur des lys, the action, the birds (with an "i"), john's children, etc.), but that are now canonical to me. I can tell you for certain that there is no affect at all on any of the Summer Hits records; every word and every fuzzy bass/guitar line are entirely genuine.