Hollywood Band Beach Day Gets Signed to Kanine Records and Hits the Road on Tour

Hollywood Band Beach Day Gets Signed to Kanine Records and Hits the Road on Tour
Christina Mendenhall

Though Hollywood's Beach Day has been a band for only a short period of time, it's already signed to indie Brooklyn label Kanine Records, working on a full-length debut album, and about to tour for the next two months starting with three dates in New York. 

"It all happened really fast," says bassist Natalie Smallish outside of Dada in Delray Beach after the trio's final South Florida show before heading out on tour. Lead vocalist and guitarist Kimmy Drake smiles glowingly and nods, recalling the response they received from Kanine after submitting their demo. "They were asking 'Where have you been?' and within a week we had a contract."

Together with drummer Skyler Black, the three housemates have been

playing as a band for less than a year but have spent most of that time

touring around Florida and the Southeast as well as recording at home

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and in Los Angeles. They draw particular inspiration from their peculiar

hometown of Hollywood. "Our sound is married to Hollywood. Everything

is a little odd there," says Kimmy. "Everything there seems stuck in the '50s."

You could say their music is also stuck in a

particular era, but their luminous sound is less a tribute to the

girl groups and garage bands of years past and more of an expression of

reverence for the vibrant harmonies and shimmering guitars that ruled mid-'60s radio stations. Beach Day not only embraces that singular

sound but also a particular vibe of South Florida, a region awash in year-round sunshine, bountiful in its recreational options, but

also riddled with bizarre growing pains that occasionally overshadow

its simple pleasures.

When asked about the possibility of leaving

South Florida, as many other musicians have before, Black simply

shakes his head. "It's all about Hollywood right now," he says. "We love

it too much. We don't want to leave."

Beach Day will release its eponymous seven-inch debut single on July 17 on white vinyl (preorder here), and it plays Florida again at Bardot in Miami on August 30.

6/13 New York, NY @ Pianos
6/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory (Northside Festival)
6/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
6/19 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
6/21 Nashville, TN @ Grimey's
6/22 Tuscaloosa, AL @ Green Bar
6/24 Houston, TX @ Mangos Music Café
6/27 New Orleans, LA @ The Saint Bar & Lounge
6/30 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
7/17 Augusta, GA @ Soul Bar
7/18 Athens, GA @ Caledonia
7/19 Durham, NC @ Pinhook
7/20 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
7/22 Asheville, NC @ Emerald Lounge
7/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly
7/26 New York, NY @ Cake Shop
7/28 Columbia, SC @ Art Bar
8/03 Miami, FL @ Bardot

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