The oddly romantic/goofy, Portland based pop rockers The Memories released American Summer via Randy Records/Gnar Tapes Jan. 1st. Their lo-fi take on garage rock is glazed in heartfelt honesty and humor. As a side project for White Fang (Portland Punk band) members Erik Gage and Kyle Handley use the moniker to create songs to recover from the the night before. Easy, laid back, somewhat silly, fairly humorous tracks to lounge to in pajamas.
The band on the new EP…”American Summer is The Memories‘ first 7″ and the 4th in a series of loosely conceptual mini-album EPs (see: Rainy Day, Breezy Evening, Ripple) in their continuing story of love, sex, drugs, and fun; told from the viewpoint of the modern American dumbass / hopeless romantic. Six (6) new songs cataloging a handful of stories illustrating life illuminated by the possibilities of an eternal American Summer. Fun and freedom under a sun with sunglasses on”
purchase last years Love Is The Law here
purchase American Summer here
The Memories –Dream About You (American Summer ’14)
The Memories-En Espanol (Love Is The Law ’13)
The Memories-Higher (s/t ’12)