Baltimore Indie-Pop Band Sunbathers Invite You To Their Pool Party
Baltimore indie-pop band Sunbathers are having a pool party and we’re invited.
On their new concept EP, The Pool Party, they craft six hypnotic tunes that’ll sweep you right into a summertime pool party from the cocktail drinking beginnings to the underwater wanderings.
Hear what the band had to tell us about the new EP below:
The Pool Party opens with “Urbody,” a dynamic electro-pop anthem that expertly navigates the warring worlds of slinky dance music and pump-up electronica. It’s soft in a dreamy sort of way, but it’s still jam-packed with smacking percussion and quick clusters of synth beats leading into the brief "(Pool Party)” interlude of resounding keys and distant chattering. On “The Deep End,” we move into sundown — the band abandon the sunny neon rhythms of the EP’s beginning, opting instead to utilize darker percussion and trilling synth for a nighttime feel before merging with "(Towel Off),” an otherworldly interlude built on spacey synth warbles and organic percussion soft in the distance.
Nearing the end of The Pool Party, things take a dark turn with “Brute.” There’s no hint of Sunbathers’ carefree indie-pop goodness as they dole out a looming track buzzing with prog-rock influence still steeped in their signature electronica. The Pool Party ends with the gorgeous “Where Is My Moon?” Once again marked by subtle rock influence, the EP’s conclusion devolves into a lingering indie-electronic track that could be the soundtrack to one of those theatrical underwater scenes in your favorite coming-of-age film.
With The Pool Party, Sunbathers offer a carefully curated experience mirroring the sun and the breeze of a summertime get-together. Sometimes it’s bursting with the warmth of dance energy, sometimes it’s darkened by slinking electronica, and sometimes it’s a clear mix of both, but from beginning to end, The Pool Party is an experience.