Some weeks make the idea of an eternal summer feel like the most heinous threat imaginable. These kinds of weeks leave you sitting motionless in your room in front of a small fan for hours trying escape the heat. Somehow, you always manage to break a sweat anyway.
Luckily, Roanoke, VA favorites Eternal Summers exist to remind you of the benefits of summer. “On My Honor” rides along a skateboard of swift, airy guitar chords intertwined with a bass groove seemingly designed for the sole purpose of shimmying the sweat from listeners’ brows. Nicole Yun’s airy croon washes over the track in a haze of sweat-fueled motivation – crying out against wasting summer daylight in front of an artificial breeze. Yun vows not to “cut the corners with anything [she does],” and after “On My Honor” fades out, you can’t help but promise the same. After all, summer won’t last forever.
Eternal Summers, “On My Honor” (Mystic Fortress Sessions Vol. 1, Funny/Not Funny Recordings)