I was especially happy to head on over to the Sunset in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood last night to catch the very first Seattle appearance of my Florida friends, Beach Day! The trio (Kimmy Drake, guitar and vocals, Natalie Smallish, bass and vocals, and Skylar Black) is true to their name, combining the crunchy reverb, single-line guitar runs and thumping drums of classic surf rock with the sweet harmonies of early '60s girl groups, but with a modern garage edge. Think Gidget meets the Gories, or Lesley Gore kidnapped by the Black Lips. Take a listen to "Boys," their awesome latest single on Kanine Records:

Their first album on Kanine, Trip Trap Attack, is due out on June 18th, which you may order from Kanine, Amazon, or iTunes, and SHOULD DO SO, so your summer can be extra-mega-GOOD!

The band played a great set, and I really hope they can get back here soon! Here's some of the photos that I took, and you can see the full set on Flickr if you click RIGHT HERE! Click to enlarge and please to enjoy!

The band remains on tour for a few more dates, so please go out and see them if they are playing near you. They are super-nice people and and you will be happy you went! Thanks, Beach Day!

04/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
04/21 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
04/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre
04/25 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
04/26 – San Diego, CA @ The Void
05/01 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
05/02 – Providence, RI @ Fete
05/03 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
05/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/06 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar
05/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
05/08 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
05/09 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
05/10 – Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
05/11 – Tampa, FL @ Tropical Heatwave
05/18 – Delray Beach, FL @ Dada