Who says South Florida can’t get any sunnier? The heat may be a killer, but cooling off with local surf rock band, Beach Day sure isn’t. They’ve got a gritty 60’s groove and sweet gum pop vocals that any girl group lover or garage band junkie would fall on their knees for. Luckily, they hail from Hollywood, (or as they put it, Hollyweird), Florida, and we get to snatch up that sun soaked sound live at local venues and events, including Record Store Day! So get to know your new favorite beach buds beforehand, and find out why we are enamored with their sound.
Now, there are quite a few bands floating around the internet with a self proclaimed “60’s surf rock” genre, but Beach Day seems to really nail that 60’s sound to it’s core. What are some of the bands that keep you rooted to that vibe?
Kim: Some of the bands that keep us rooted to a 60′s surf rock/garage vibe are The Shagri-Las, The Ronettes, The Sonics, The Ventures, The Ramones, basically anything from the 60′s with “The” in front of it! Just kidding!
Recently you’ve stepped up from the local scene, and have opened up for some pretty notable acts like Surfer Blood and The Black Lips. How has it been sharing the stage with them?
Kim: Well I’ve never really thought of our band as a “local” band per say. Touring is our big priority! We try to get out of South Florida to play as much as possible! As well as enjoying what we have here. There is truly a lot to offer here. We loved sharing the stage with The Black Lips and Surfer Blood. It was an amazing opportunity to be able to score those opening slots! It was great opening up for The Black Lips to an excited, crazy, energetic crowd! That’s what we always bring to the stage, lots of energy and fun. We like to think of our show as a party. We have no serious, angsty, whiny songs! We just like to get the crowd dancing, drinking and having a good time! It was nice to get that energy back from a crowd!
This weekend, you’re playing the highly anticipated Record Store Day at Radioactive Records in Fort Lauderdale. Why was it important for you to get involved with Record Store Day?
Next week you are heading all the way back to sunny California for a second time. What are you looking forward to most?
The last time you visited California you recorded two tracks at Ultrasound Studio. Now there’s talk of an intended album release in May. Are the rumors true? ( will there be a new album, if not are you working on one, etc)
On one of your recorded tracks, “Boys,” we can hear some groovy organs. Is this a hint at some new musical explorations on the future album?
One musical endeavor you’ve mentioned you won’t be venturing into, is electronic music. Being quite the prominent sound in South Florida, how did you find yourself breaking out of that mold to play surf/garage music?
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