Summer is right around the corner, and while it’s way too early to tell what song will be crowned Song Of The Summer, newcomer Quantum Keys is off to a good start. It’s the project of Maryland-born California transplant John Gudenzi, and his debut tracks pack a serious punch. “Grow” and “Keep Good Habits” are effortlessly executed sparkling surf pop jams that shout out Pet Sounds and embrace disarmingly charming lyrics like “Try to be crazy/ Fuck like rabbits/ Don’t be too lazy.” Besides the obvious Beach Boys influence, it’s very reminiscent of the Drums’ debut before they trended towards downtrodden on their sophomore effort. The songs are the first in a series of digital singles for Los Angeles-based label Hit City U.S.A., also home to bedroom R&B auteur Shy Girls. Listen below.
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