“I forgot where I first heard this song, but when I did I was totally entranced. It was one of the sexiest songs I’d ever heard – so much feel and so much cool for such a simple song. I loved how it could convey so much with so little. I wanted to cover it for a while, but never actually tried. Then one day this summer I was playing it in the car and proposed it to Glenn [van Dyke] and Chase [Noelle] and they were both super into it. So Chase learned the drum part and Glenn came in with some tambourine and psychy noise guitar stuff. I borrowed Chase’s harmonica and we laid down our version on the song in a little studio that Glenn rents out in the Brooklyn Navy Yard,” Guitarist/vocalist Saara Untracht-Oakner said in a statement.
The band came together after Untracht-Oakner graduated from college in Boston and hooked up with guitarist/vocalist and Florida Glenn van Dyke. The pair bonded over a mutual love of surfing, skating and DIY pop-punk.
They released a self-titled EP in 2014 followed by their debut album Grackle in 2015 on PaperCup Music.
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