Piper and Skylar (and live member Cody) make up the dreamy, peace-loving Los Angeles fuzz-pop band Pearl Harbor. They have a four-song 12″ forthcoming on Mexican Summer, the label that also recently brought you releases by the similarly sandy Washed Out, Real Estate, etc. That’s actually a nice place to start: Think about Washed Out’s hazier ambiance combined with Real Estate’s margarita-sipping Galaxie 500-isms. Or, take a listen to the collection’s second track “Luv Goon.” It opens with warm arpeggios and a tinny drum machine: When the vocals and a slippery guitar enter the picture, the bedroom’s transformed into a wave pool.
Pearl Harbor – “Luv Goon” (MP3)
The Something About the Chaparrals 12″ will be out in October via Mexican Summer. You can get the digital download now, courtesy of the same label. They’re playing 10/02 at Che Cafe in San Diego with Dum Dum Girls and Best Coast. Before then, familiarize with more sounds at MySpace.