Beach Body embrace the lazy, hazy days to come in their hypnotically mellow new single Almost Summer — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
A sneak peek at the Regina band’s forthcoming debut album Walking Holiday, the warm and woozy Almost Summer casually saunters through a nostalgic surf-pop setting as the setting sun imperceptibly vanishes below the horizon. Ringing glockenspiel, slinky guitars, smoky drawled vocals, angelic backups and tastefully understated orchestral touches swirl together to create an effect not unlike The Beach Boys playing Pet Sounds at half-speed while covered in maple syrup and slowly sinking in quicksand. Not bad for a bunch of kids who are way more familiar with snow and sleet than sand and surf.
Beach Body — who describe themselves as a “post-death surf choir” — formed in the summer of 2017 in a garage deep in the heart of the Saskatchewan prairie. This is where the band would perfect their laid-back brand of landlocked indie-rock. Rory Copithorn (vocals/guitar), Ian Patterson (bass), Jesse Bryksa (guitar), Jon Neher (keys), and Gaelan Malloy (drums) have released three EPs: Plain Life (2017), Curb Ciggies (2018), and Beach Body Presents: The Southside Coyote Boys (2019).
The band wrote their debut album Walking Holiday in spring 2020 while holed up in a cabin in the remote woods of Northern Saskatchewan. They spent the summer recording at funeral-home-turned-recording-studio SoulSound Studio back in Regina. Walking Holiday will be released on Sept. 24 via We Are Busy Bodies. Listen to Almost Summer above, hear more from Beach Body below and saunter over to their website, Facebook and Instagram.