Monday, December 27, 2010

End of Year thanks!

This year has been so rad. We have been able to tour and release our first album with one of the most supportive labels ever! KANINE represent! Also meeting so many rad people who have been so positive about our tunes....thank you thank you thank you! We are so late to post this on our blog but here is the video for "Pogo" via Rambos Rainbos in Ft. Worth. check it out!!!

Also we will be heading north yet again for a short romp, a couple dates with TYVEK who are ridiculously punk in every way. LOVE! here are the dates so far:

1/14 PHILADELPHIA at Chacharazzi w/ Moon Women and TYVEK
1/15 BROOKLYN at Glasslands w/ Sweet Bulbs, THE BEETS, and TYVEK
1/16 WASHINGTON DC at the Red Palace w/ APACHE BEAT

we may be playing on 1/13 in Baltimore if we could find a local b'more band to jump on. Any suggestions?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

TOP SONGS for 2010

So much has happened in the past month that my head would fall off...sorry not gonna finish that sentence! HA! anyway just wanted to say THANKS to everyone who has believed in us and supported our music this year! we are just two kids from the mountains trying to do our thangggg.

This year has not been a huge one for me buying albums of new cool bands, but I really wanted to write a top songs list because there have been TONS of songs that have blown my mind this year! This is in no particular order:

FAMILY TREES- "Dream Talkin"
SLEEP OVER- "Outer Limits"
DUNGEN- "Marken Lag Stilla"
COASTING- "Hots for Teacher"
HIS CLANCYNESS- "Summer Majestic"
READING RAINBOW- "Underground"
DUM DUM GIRLS- "Rest of Our Lives"
THE RADIO DEPT- "Heaven's on Fire"
BEACH FOSSILS- "Desert Sand"
AIR WAVES- "Knock Out"

Monday, November 15, 2010

Homeward Bound

Cannot believe it's November 15th! yayeeee! Anyway we officially took a couple week vacation after our tour just to regroup. This past tour taught us a lot...we even wrote a list of "lessons learned" because we are HUGE DORKS. We won't share those until we have enough to publish a little book about it. One thing is for sure- do not listen to Simon and Garfunkel's "Homeward Bound" in the height of fall foliage in upstate New York while on tour. Your heart will break!

Other news: we are recording a 4 song EP that will be a joint release with our lovely label Kanine records and another label that we totally respect and love. SURPRISES IN STORE!

Also: we will be heading up to Philadelphia to work with mastermind Aaron DeBruin this weekend to shoot a video. Then we head up to Brooklyn for a sweeeeet show at Monster Island Basement this friday the 19th that looks a lil somethin like this:


Here is a sweet video for a brand new song that is still untitled. This was at the Kanine Records Showcase during CMJ last month at the Cake Shop!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Catch Your Tears in Our Mouths

Wow it has been a long time since we have posted anything! SORRY!!! We had a great time opening for Jenny and Johnny in Carrboro, Athens, Nashville and Dallas. All you who came out from those fly citayyyzz- thank you!!! Silver has been out now for a few weeks and we have had some great, hilarious, and horrible reviews. AS EXPECTED!!! But who cares about all that crap- we're going on tour again and want to meet you and melt faces, catch your tears in our mouths etc. etc.

check our tour dates at

also on our tour with Jenny and Johnny we had kind of went crazy with Thin Lizzy. Here is a personal fav.

Friday, September 10, 2010

show me deals!

here is a little video done by the Richmond, VA blog SHOW ME DEALS, SHOW ME DEALS. this was way back in February and we played with the fantastic White Laces and Wild Nothing. pretty candid of an extremely DIY show! Also included is our cover of David Bowie's "Hang Onto Yourself!"

Monday, September 6, 2010


we have been waiting in anticipation to hit the road and for the release of our album Silver which comes out on September 28th on Kanine Records! The cool exciting energy of Fall is in the air! We just found out that we will be opening a few dates for the lovely Jenny and Johnny (Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley Fame and Jonathan Rice) at the end of September, so if you live in the South East please come and holla at us! Here is our most updated schedule for the fall:

Sep 16 2010 8:00P @Dog Town Pizza Floyd, VA

Sep 23 2010 9:00P@ The Cat's Cradle with Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice Carrboro, NC

Sep 24 2010 9:00P@ The 40 Watt w/ Jenny and Johnny Athens, GA

Sep 25 2010 9:00P@ Mercy Lounge w/ Jenny and Johnny Nashville, TN

Sep 28 2010 9:00P@ Granada Theater w/ Jenny and Johnny Dallas, TX

Oct 8 2010 9:00P@ The Tea Bazaar w/ DUCKTAILS, ALEX BLEEKER and the FREAKS Charlottesville, Virginia

Oct 20 2010 9:00P@ Paradise Club w/ Pains of Being Pure at Heart & YUCK Boston,MA

Oct 21 2010 8:00P KANINE RECORDS/GORILLAVSBEAR/FORESTFAMILYRECS/FATHERDAUGHTERRECS Showcase @Live at the Pyramids w/ CULTS, TENNIS, Young Prisms, Family Trees, Dent May and Special Guest Brooklyn, New York

Oct 22 2010 6:00P

Oct 24 2010 1:00P kidrockers showcase @ The Living Room New York, NY

Oct 25 2010 8:30P ITHACA COLLEGE @Wildfire Lounge w/ Jeff the Brotherhood Ithaca,NY

Oct 27 2010 9:00P Rochester @ the Bug Jar Rochester, NY

Oct 28 2010 8:30P @Vassar College w/ Yellow Fever and Ringo Deathstarr Poughkeepsie, NY

Oct 29 2010 9:00P Tortilla Factory for New Town Radio w/ Web Dating, Sweet Bulbs, Total Slacker and more!

We will keep you updated with a few more dates that need to be added!

Monday, August 23, 2010


I wish I could say this band was an influence for us. But it's not. not yet!! Great band though!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Oh my we had a RIDICULOUS time in Philly/NYC/Charlottesville this past weekend!!! Some highlights:

Censoring punk for children, dogs and old people at Penn Treaty Park. Then a lot of pizza!
Watching Smashing Pumpkins Vieuphoria with RR and Family Trees at RR's Mansion.
Ginger beer.....really beer with ginger.
Gnarly sweaty hairy set at Live at the Pyramids in Williamsburg.
Beach Fossils old and new all actually being at our show, ON TIME!
Noodle shop by the Cake Shop with waiter who could break out into song at any moment.
Getting two parking tickets on Friday the 13th!!!! YIKES.
Playing a Gretsch hollow body because of a broken string- mellow punk!

Meanwhile our song POGO came out for free download. if you haven't checked it yet, here it be:

and here is some beautiful footage of us at Live at the Pyramids via Bleary Eyed Brooklyn:

Eternal Summers perform Dye at Live At The Pyramids, 8/12/10 from on Vimeo.

and of us playing tambo for our pals Reading Rainbow:

Reading Rainbow performs New Safety with Eternal Summers at Live at the Pyramids from on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

the other also amazing Neil

Speaking of Neil- we got asked to be part of a Neil Young compilation recently. Has anyone ever noticed how after listening to a bunch of Neil Young you are usually emotionally changed for the sadder afterwards? Heavy and beautiful stuff. Could make a person really depressed depending. I think we know which song we are gonna do but it's hush hush right now. If you have a good suggestion let us know!

Also we got our first review of Silver this week here:
Yeah I know...The Independent Film Channel? HAHAHAHAHA!

And a song that I wish we could do:

Thursday, July 22, 2010


guilty pleasure. totally going through a neil diamond phase right now! unghhha!!

In other news we have just learned that our Guided by Voices cover will be out on Wild Animal Kingdom's Guided by Guided by Voices Comp! WOOOOO! ok here's Neil:

Friday, July 16, 2010

new new news

hey all! yes it has been quite a while since posting. the fourth of july show with WOVEN BONES and Reading Rainbow was SIIIIIICK! i am pretty sure WOVEN BONES changed some peoples lives that night! hahhahaha. anyway we also released a song on on their july comp. it's called pure affection and it is our total Gish tribute song. not really but Smashing Pumpkins....mmmm that's good!

also since we last spoke Silver was announced and put up for pre-order on

another cool thing now that i come to think of it is that we are playing a few RAD-TASTICAL shows in august. check em:

Aug 11 2010 7:00P Penn Treaty Park w/Reading Rainbow and Family Trees Philadelphia, PA

Aug 12 2010 9:00P The Pyramids with Reading Rainbow, Family Trees, Rescue Bird and THE GERMAN MEASLES!!!! Brooklyn, NY

Aug 13 2010 8:30P The Cake Shop with Knight School and Dog Day Manhattan, New York

Aug 14 2010 9:00P The Southern with Birdlips and Red Rattles Charlottesville, VA

And back to Gish. My favorite song off Gish.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

northside and such!

WE HAD SO MUCH FUN AT NORTHSIDE! Seriously it was a blast. One band I would highly recommend after seeing them live is Viernes, who just put out a record this past month on Kanine Records. They look like this:

Their live show is so tight, dynamic, dramatic, raw! You have to see them!!! We are getting so psyched about our friends Reading Rainbow and Woven Bones coming here this weekend. AGAIN if you don't have plans on Sunday from 3pm-.... you should come cook out/hang/see the bands do their thang. SEE YOU THERE!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010


We are so excited about this weekend! we will be playing two VA shows with some of our best friends in the world! First there is the aforementioned, with our great pals from Brooklyn, Family Trees who just put out a rad 7" on FatherDaughter Records that you should check out called "Dream Talkin." Also my high school bandmate has a sweet power pop band from DC called Greenland, and also the brilliant Andrew Cedermark. SWEET BILL.

ALSO on Saturday we will be having a music love fest with HOT LAVA, the Sad Cobras and Family Trees at Strange Matter (the old cafe 929/Nanci Raygun). Should be RIDICULOUS! and super bittersweet as it is HOT LAVA's last show with this lineup. tears of sorrow.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Our 12 song LP called "Silver" will be out mid to late September. We will be announcing more as we find out more! Of course we will give a little taste here and there before summer is over!

We are totally psyched to announce a very fun shindig we are having in Roanoke on Sunday JULY 4!!!!

we will be joined by our pallies Reading Rainbow and the ever mind blowing WOVEN BONES from Austin. Check out this video from their new LP!!!!!

WOVEN BONES "YOUR WAY WITH MY LIFE" ((OFFICIAL)) from andy bones on Vimeo.

this event will be a house show BBQ so if you are interested please email us at for more info! LOVE!

Monday, May 17, 2010


our show with Dan Deacon has now moved to THURSDAY 5/27 at the Cakeshop now with Big Troubles. THANK YOU! mwah!!

one of my favorite bands of all time! see how they do it live!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

squeaking by: ONE LAST SHOW IN MAY!

hello friends! we are pleased to announce that we will be opening for the crazy dynamic Mr. DAN DEACON on May 29th in NYC at the Cakeshop. though there is a stoutly stark contrast between bands, it does not stop our excitement! it's gonna be a SUPER FUN SHOW!!!!! and meaningful too because we played our very first out of town show with him in baltimore almost 2 years ago. TIME FLIES when you are having epileptic seisures/fun!

here is some fun footage of the man!

Friday, May 7, 2010


ok so i have had a crush on the beets for two or so years. INCREDIBLE band. Juan Wauters is a songwriting mad-man....but it's simple, which is always the best i think. anyway here is some new and might i say LOVELY footage of the band with their brand spankin new lady drummer. i will miss jacob on drums but she's keepin it REAL. here we go....

The Beets from TERROREYES.TV on Vimeo.

ALSO in recent ES news we are NOT going to be in NYC in July. but we will be there possibly in a couple weeks, in june, and in august soooooo there's that.

Monday, May 3, 2010

fat legs and lisps: Eternal Summers Tea Party Interview

Ok so we haven't updated in FOREVER. NYC was a blast! and we are going back JULY 23-26, three of the dates with our BFF's Reading Rainbow so be aware! What else what else? We are still working out details about our LP but be assured that no matter what it will be out this year!

Here is a little video taken by our friend Jovan for the microphone gives us some INTENSE LISPS so get ready to LAUGH! sorry to readers who have lisps...i am so insensitive!

eternal summers from RoanokeRevolution on Vimeo.

Monday, April 12, 2010


so we have been graciously invited to play what could be a pretty epic festival in Saratoga Springs, New York. i think it's gonna be amazing, but it is a totally fan donations based thing so if you have the chance go to:

other than that we are getting ready to play three dates in a row in the big BK! here are our dates:

Friday April 16th: BRUAR FALLS w/ Total Slacker, Air Waves, Beachniks, and Beach Fossils

Saturday April 17th: GLASSLANDS w/ Maine Coons, Family Trees, the Beets, and German Measles

Sunday April 18th: COCO66 w/ Marshmallows, Honey Dos and Maine Coons

Monday April 19th: SERIOUS CHILLAGE in Philly w/ Reading Rainbow...secret myspace show at their house

Tuesday April 20th: Baltimore @ THE GOLDEN WEST w/ Harlem and Junkers

here is a sweet flyer that the German Measles designed:

Monday, March 29, 2010


Yeah we sort of forgot to promote our own record! OOPS! buy it here:

or here:

This is the one we self released in January of 09 and was re-released on March 13th on 10" vinyl on Chimneysweep Records.

Serge from the amazing German Measles and equally awesome Beachniks just turned me on to this band called Particles.....AHHHHHHH! so good. plus carrie brownstein rules!

Hey, Sleuth, Name That Tune! from Carrie Brownstein on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Summary of Intense Living

SXSW was SO FUN!!!!

TOP 10 Best Moments

10. Voodoo crust punk house in Little Rock (Stephen and guys rule!)
9. Watching a pretty hilarious interview with some dude and the Dixie Chicks at a table near us.
8. Being at the only Hisclancyness show at SXSW. AMAZING!
6. Meeting the Splinters!
5. Motel6/Super8 bro-down with Reading Rainbow!
4. Delicious bbq chicken at the Day Before the Mess Fest.
3. Having 4 shows in a row with the Beach Fossils, the Beets and Reading Rainbow.
2.Getting free snacks at the top of the Driskell Hotel because the waitress thought Daniel was Jack Black.
1. Sounding like a 10 piece band at GorillavsBear showcase!

Friday, March 5, 2010

why SXSW is going to devour our brains and other folk legends

for anyone who would like to shadow us for bring your daughter/son to work day here is some vital information:



address: Ben B's House, 2908 cole st. ( just east of i 35, between the service road of i35s and red river st. Its on the corner of 30th st and cole st.)
set time: 7:30pm


address: 13813 Carpenter Lane Manchaca, Texas 78652
set time: 1:00pm

address:815 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78702,
set time: 5:00

address: The Red Fez 209 West 5th Street
set time: 2:00pm

address: Karibu Ethiopian Restaurant 1209 E 7th St.
set time: 9:20pm

address: Klub Krucial 612 E.6th St.
set time: noon

address: Trailer Space Records Ste A, 1401 Rosewood Avenue
set time: 1:15pm

address: Spider House 500 West 29th Street at Guadalupe
set time: 7:30pm

that is all. give us hugs, a kombucha, or whatever.

Monday, March 1, 2010

hang onto yourself

we played unicorn manor this past weekend in Richy Monde. it was a jam packed day...a little acoustic set on wrir (i will try to post those songs...HILARIOUS!) careytown burgers and fries, the itis, an interview in a cat pee drenched room, casual attitudes towards coke and finally the show. here is a song we are covering now. demand it the next time you see us!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Winter's End

Saturday we unleashed our cover band side project called Winter's End. yeah i know. but it was really fun. included was a cover of this song by Galaxie 500:

(notice the disdain on his face.)

Also today our UK "Seasons" EP is out on Meal Deal Records. Snag one here:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


HEY!  You can pre order our E.P. on 10 inch Vinyl with digital download from Chimney sweep records. Limited 500

HEY! You can order our 7 inch E.P. on white vinyl from Meal Deal records. Limited 300

My name is Daniel.  I drum for Eternal Summers.  Here's my first blog: 

There is a theme.  


In the Winter of now I find myself contempt to burry my minds eye into the words of a nice book.  I'm reading nothing but books involving music as of now.  Here's  a few books i have read and reread this winter.  

1. "Our Band Could Be Your Life"  by Michael Azerrad


I have read this book more than a few times and consider it one of the most influential books i have ever read.  It includes some of the best "punk" bands as well as some of the best "pop" bands, depending on your definitions.  It's all sounds. Black Flag, Minutemen, Husker Du, The Replacements, Sonic Youth, DInosaur Jr. and a bunch more are included in this book; fun and easy to read.  


2. "PLease Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk". by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain. 


I borrowed this from my brother a long time ago lost it, then bought it again for my birthday.  It's a pretty good book consisting of tons of interviews.  It does get a little too gossipy at times but is still a nice and informative view of Punk Rock music.  It's basically a ton of interviews taken from over a long period of time.  It includes interviews from Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Cheetah Chrome, Patti Smith and tons more. 


3. "Come As You Are" by Michael Azerrad.


I am totally in a 90's heavy, noise, punk rock phase.  I grew up with this stuff but am seeing it differently in my upper 20's.  They were a continuation of punk music.  

Michael Azerrad wrote this by interviewing Nirvana over a long period of time.  It was written before Kurt Cobain passed away.  However, the second edition was published with an epilogue. There's not a hyper vibe on Cobain being a legend which is nice.  It's basically a good band biography.  There's lots of pictures too!  

Next on my list of books: 

Eye Mind: The Saga of Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators, The Pioneers of Psychedelic Sound.

Black Postcards: A Rock and Roll Romance. 

Any suggestions???

Thursday, February 11, 2010

YIKES: a dream.

i had a pretty psychotic dream the other night. in it i was thirteen and at a summer camp near a canyon. 8 or so kids and i stood at the edge of a cliff, picking up small baby lambs by their front two arms. i remember that my lamb was especially chubby and cute. we dropped the lambs into the canyon. all the kids peered over the cliff to see the carnage. i couldn't bring myself to do it and stood far back from the edge.

Monday, February 8, 2010

chilly chili! and FRIENDS!

First of all, this past weekend was SICK! Not only did it snow blankets and blankets, but Rob and Sarah of the illustrious Reading Rainbow came down to our humble Mystic Fortress to record some of the most ridiculous songs EVER. it was epic and beautiful. you will be blown away once these recordings get out- but i will not be the one to ruin the surprise... go to their blog and check out the antics that ensued.

Secondly i made the best chili i have ever made in my life. It goes something like this:

2 lb ground beef
2 sweet red peppers diced
1 1/2 yellow onions diced
1 28 oz can whole tomatoes
1/2 jar of garlic spaghetti sauce
1 lb great northern beans
1 lb black, pinto, or what have you beans
4 cloves garlic minced

2 tbsp agave nectar
2 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp bbq sauce
6 tbsp jiffy corn muffin mix
1 chipotle pepper in adobo pureed
1 tsp of adobo
2 tbsp cumin
1/2 tsp allspice
salt to taste

brown beef in a big pot. add onions and peppers and sautee til soft. spoon of excess fat. add all other ingredients. simmer for 1-2 hours or until you are tired of watching it.


Monday, February 1, 2010

squeeze me.

one of my favorite bands since i was about 9 years old has been Squeeze. three singers! the lead singer sometimes plays drums (see TOTP "Up the Junction") while singing. this is ridiculous!!! anyway i have found myself obsessed with this particular song, "Another Nail for my Heart," which i am POSITIVE is the reason why Elvis Costello wanted to produce their following LP. The corny bar scene and the lady in the tie are of particular note.

PS Eternal Summers EP is FINALLY coming out March 13th on Chimney Sweep Records. Hopefully we will have armfuls to sell on our way to Austin. YES!!!!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

a bazaar weekend

HAY! had a super fun weekend in charlottesville and here in roanoke hitting up the Bazaarsssss. Charlottesville was probably one of the nicest crowds we have had, so thanks guys. here is a short film by our good friend Jared Sosa, featuring Allison Apperson, both of the notorious Richmond band Hot Lava.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


here is our new video for secret language which can be found on Chimney Sweep Records' "Summer Reading" split with our good pals Reading Rainbow and also will be on "Seasons EP" in the UK on Feb 22. Directed by the crazy talented Aaron DeBruin!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

For the love of Jarvis Cocker

I sometimes wish i had been in my twenties during the early-mid 90s. Also that i had lived in England. Also that i had been the keyboard player of this band.

If you live in NYC you need to go to Death By Audio tonight and see the premiere performance of this band:

ALSO check out the love!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Days of Future Breakfasts

change that. Seasons is coming out Feb 22 so please keep waiting as you have done so well! it really seems like we aren't leaving Virginia until march when we head out for SXSW so for you Virginians think of this as a serious apology for last year. i know. i think we had 3 shows here in Roanoke the whole year. YIKES! but that is about to change and you may be SORRY for that. for any northerly friends do not worry. we will be heading up to you in april and of course through the summer as New York is such a happy place to be when wearing shorts!

on another front i am working on an article that incorporates recipes with super classic albums. right now i am working on a breakfast and dessert recipe for the Moody Blues' Days of Future Passed album which is probably the dorkiest thing i have ever done. it's gonna rule.

Monday, January 11, 2010

some updates about records

internet makes everything fast but confusing. some clarification. so we really don't have many records. for purchase right now there is the Summer Reading 7" split that you can buy at BUT we will be dropping a 7" in the UK on January 25th (i think) called Seasons and purchase details will be at Seasons will be available for mp3 purchase on itunes as well. our original 8 song EP will be released hopefully in march with Chimney Sweep Records as a 10" and it will rule heavily in vinyl form. until then please be patient. we are DONE with our LP and are looking for a label to do what needs to be done. also don't forget you can still download for free our digital single at so do that too. enough self endorsement! here's a favorite of mine.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

grey cell green

what we aspire to. daunting. so many sweet t shirts on this band!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010