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L.A. Unheard: Warm Weather's summer songs

August 3, 2011 |  7:57 am

Warm Weather-Sean Murphy
The band: West Hollywood-based Warm Weather, the latest in a long line of L.A. acts devoted to summer worship.

The sound: The young trio’s choirboy harmonies are pure Beach Boys, with the spotless vocals laid over chugging electric guitar riffs (“The Dance,” “Older”), synthesizer beds (“I Only Know”) and pastoral folk (“Fall Through”) alike. With any backing, the group’s recordings are high-energy, reverb-dipped and, of course, authentically sun-drenched.

The random: The beach odes of the group’s debut EP, “Dances,” arrived in part during a westbound post-college road trip after the band’s snow-covered New England years.

The details: “Dances” arrived in June. Warm Weather is wrapping up work on a new EP for a fall release and “pouring energy” into songwriting over tour dates, though singer/guitarist Ryan Pollie promises, “If you come to our house, we’ll play for you.”

The music: Download "The Dance" below.

MP3: Warm Weather -- "The Dance"

-- David Greenwald

Photo: West Hollywood indie-pop act Warm Weather. Credit: Sean Murphy.