SANTA BARBARA SURF-POP BAND DANTE ELEPHANTE ANNOUNCE DEBUT UK SINGLE AND ALBUM PRODUCED BY JONATHAN RADO OF FOXYGEN
California surf hooks and jangling guitars chime while a 60s British influence bleeds through the Santa Barbara bands songs making us feel right at home. Reminiscent of Real Estate and the tender side of early Weezer their tunes are instant and unshakable. A hyper limited white square 7” of ‘Never Trust a Junkie’ precedes the full debut album titled ‘Anglo Saxon Summer’ which was produced by Jonathan Rado of Foxygen.
Dante Elephante formed in Santa Barbara in 2010. Cutting their teeth on the local scene they soon caught the ears or local radio which led to a first 7” release in 2013. In 2014 a debut EP appeared via esteemed LA label Lolipop and quickly sold out. More recently the band were hand picked by Converse to be their rubber tracks download of the week which led to them playing the opening of flagship store in San Francisco. Anglo Saxon Summer see’s the band explore new ground delving further into their record collections guided by the analogue loving Jonathan Rado.
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“Fun, breezy surfy jams with big wave hooks” BROOKLYN VEGAN
“Summery and vibrant surf rock” CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“A ramshackle garage-pop ditty that lodges in your head the second you hear it” AMOEBA