FIR – “Summer Wasn’t There” (Stereogum Premiere)

FIR incorporate the songwriting skills of Brent Rademaker of Beachwood Sparks and Matt Piucci of Rain Parade, the vocals of the Allah-Las, and the instrumental backings of Rob Campanella of the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Nelson Bragg from Brian Wilson’s band, comprising a dynamic powerhouse of alternative pop talents. Today the band shares “Summer Wasn’t There,” one of two songs from the double A-side 7″ they’ll release this year.

“Summer Wasn’t There” incorporates sunny guitars laced together with lustful harmonies and a bright rhythm, creating the quintessential soundtrack for the idealized summer trip to the coast. Though the song creates the romantic feeling that tends to permeate the season, Rademaker and Piucci’s thoughtful lyricism explores the emptiness of a relationship that, even under the sun and beside the sea breeze, feels as cold as winter. The resulting track artfully elicits emotions in their most natural, undulating form. Listen below.

FIR’s 7″ will be out 5/5 via Bad Paintings. Pre-order it here.