Tuesday, August 28, 2012

school daze

We’ve been shacked up writing songs for an upcoming full length thus our lack of activity lately. We played a show in Westchester a week or so ago but otherwise blah. I’m sure every band in the world says that they are “really excited about the new songs” and “they are the best thing we’ve ever written” so add us to the status quo because we are solipsismal in that way. You have to be after all. Why make music if you don’t think it’s worth listening to? One criticism that we’ve heard via some reviews, and via that random dude who thinks we are interested in his opinion, is that we are musical hoarders not willing to leave behind a single influence. Guilty as charged. At the same time we understand the value in disciplining ourselves and so I think most will find this thing refreshingly cohesive. To be frank, we’ve stripped Summer People of some of the bells and whistles and opted for something raw. ANYWAY………..

The drought will soon be over ladies and gents. We have a nice busy fall in store so let’s take a look at what lies ahead:

SHOWS= November 1st thru 3rd with Goldmines in Fredonia (BJs), Buffalo (TBA), and Rochester (The Bug Jar duh!). NOveMbeR 16th in Ithaca with 100% Black (some rad Film Festival*). November 17th in Binghamton with Cattle Drums, Underground River, and 100% Black. That show will be at Atomic Toms. December 5-8th will be a mini tour with Porches ending at Bubba’s mighty BIG DAY IN with some pretty spectacular bands TBA.

On the December tour we will be selling/giving away our latest split album with Porches. Two songs each for real cheap. Consider it an incentive to be stoked for our full length.

We will be filming a music video (that’s what the kids call em these days) at the end of September. The concept is hilarious therefore the video should make us look like complete Neanderthals. The amazing Heather Craig will be shooting it.

That should suffice for now right?

Great Talk.

* http://ithacafilmfestival.com/

Friday, August 17, 2012

weekly update: boring edition

I’m still recovering from last weekend. The Bug Jar is almost always deceptively tranquil right up until the first band plays. I almost always wonder “is this one going to tank?” right before I realize that the mighty Tim Avery never fails us. Thanks to him and thanks also to Bubba “the birthday boy” for letting us kick it with him at The Haunt. It was nice n full for a Sunday night. If you are living near the Philadelphia area or actually from Westchester should come out and have a good time.

Also, we are looking to do some killer shows with Goldmines and Porches in the fall. If you want to see that bill in your hometown shoot me a message here: summerpeoplz@gmail.com

That’s all for now. Go follow us on Twitter. New record on the way.

Good talk.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


The show in Brooklyn last weekend was fantastic. Big thanks to the kind dudes at Suburbia for hooking that up. Have you seen this place? It’s among the nicer (meaning fancier and cleaner) DIY spaces in the Northeast. Porches killed it per usual as did Mouth to Mouth to Mouth and Living Room. Next up we have The Bug Jar with Joywave and then The Haunt with Bulletproof Tiger, Mouth to Mouth to Mouth (Bubba’s birthday!) and some others. We’ll do a special post about that next week. For now we want to direct your attention to our new Twitter page. I’m not going to lie, I cringed writing that fucking sentence but what can you do? Social networking sites are a good way to reach out and let people know what’s happening. Who cares if they are destroying the world right? Our own Peter Ives (aka the backwoods intellectual) will be in charge of that. Freebase!

Go become our followers (drink our kool aid):

Monday, July 23, 2012

Give it Up

Hey there,

We will be regularly updating this blog from now on...... I promise. We realize that we must seem like recluses lately but rest assured we haven't been idle. We've been writing a new album and the time has come to unveil a new demo track! It was recorded by our good friend/producer extraordinaire Hunter Davidsohn. The session moved along nice and fast without much time for nitpicking or paranoia. Check it out below, hopefully you'll be as stoked as we are:

Give it Up by summerppl

We are Brooklyn this weekend with our friends in Mouth to Mouth to Mouth, Living Room, and the mighty Porches. It'll be at Suburbia (330 Melrose St. Brooklyn NY) for more info go here: http://www.facebook.com/events/496231230392820/

Check back for weekly updates.

Good talk.