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Summer Years

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Based in Oceanside, "Summer Years is rock music," according to singer-guitarist Nick Lanari. "Pop and punk rock-infused music, but at its core, it's for anyone who likes to rock and enjoys lots of melody. We definitely operate with the energy and big rhythms of a punk band, but I think we will always be accessible to anyone. Kids who are just getting into guitar music or who have never listened to pop punk! I think our music is for everyone. Even soccer moms."

The band signed with Ecni Records (Beach Goons, The Joy Formidable) and released a new single in July 2021, "This Light," off an EP due later that year, You Can't Live There Forever, produced by Adam Sisco, Chris Szczech, and Mike Liorti.

The EP was Recorded in the midst of the global pandemic. According to Nick Lanari, "Moving forward with a project like this was intimidating because there was no clear future set before us, no shows or tours to work towards or any inkling of what the future of the music industry will be like. It was just us in there getting it done with a lot of uncertainty in our future. It was really cathartic at the same time because we felt really fortunate to be able to do what we love during these times and to be able to be creative and expressive is a healing force. The word perseverance really comes to mind with this EP, and it's really fitting for walking through the last year and a half."

The EP was previewed by a single for "This Light." According to singer-guitarist Nick Lanari, "'This Light' is about the idea that it's not too late to pursue what you have always dreamed of, and battling the idea of 'I'll start working toward it tomorrow,' but tomorrow never seems to come. Live your best life now. Today. Find your way to thrive. Failure is not eternal, pain is not eternal, your past doesn't define you, you can't live there forever."

Most of the video for the track was shot around Carlsbad and Encinitas. "We filmed some drone shots at the very end of the day, and none other than Tom Delonge [of Blink 182] drove by us in his big Ford Raptor in Encinitas. It was epic. A good omen even. We just wanted to kind of say, 'Hey this is who we are, and this is what our world is like. This is Summer Years,' and I think we captured that really well."

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