“Waiting For Summer”
Used To Yesterday
What a great paean to summer. This song even makes me (Mr. Cold) love summer. With its jingly pop vocals and handclaps, Smokescreens remind me of The Church, with that beautiful Byrds-like 12 string lead in the background. This is what summer should be. As their bio states:
Used To Yesterday continues Smokescreen’s zeal for New Zealand pop but also incorporates influences from the more melodic side of Messthetics-era DIY pop and expands into classic indie pop territory, a natural fit for the group’s new label Slumberland Records.
All I know, this is great melodic DIY pop music. Surprisingly coming from LA, Smokescreens is comprised of Chris, Corey, Jenny, and Brice. Together, they have created a sound for everyone. I love this band. Another band I listened to all the time.