This past Winter, you probably listened to more minimalist cold wave in the dank cave that you call a bedroom than you care to admit. It's about time you considered going outside and talking to people again like a normal human being. You've become comfortable with being mildly depressed and you've been wearing black all the time-- it makes your dandruff way more noticeable, and it's not a good look. It's time to turn a new leaf. Spring is here and Summer is right around the corner.
We don't expect lifestyle changes overnight. It's alright if you can only enjoy the beach in an ironic way. After all, you're a conscientious objector of popular (sub)culture, and beachwave was pretty popular in 2009 (think Real Estate, Best Coast, Beach Fossils). But Eternal Summers assembled a catchy shoreline ditty that might make you think twice about the trend this season. We know it goes against your contrarian instincts, but for one minute and forty seconds, neglect the backlash and live a little bit. Let's face it: music described as dark can sound just as contrived as light, airy pop music. Why not listen to something a little less depressing? --Ric Leichtung, International Tapes