Beach Weather are headed to Bogarts on June 18th with lovelytheband!
With various musical experiences under their respective belts, Beach Weather initially formed back in 2015. The friendship between Santino and Silverman even dated back at least a decade prior. As the story goes, they served up a series of EPs—Chit Chat, What A Drag, and Basement Sessions—and logged quite a few miles on the road, building an audience one show at a time.
Since then, life has happened. Santino built a career in graphic design, got married, and became a dad (twice). Silverman furthered his career in music production and songwriting. Powers survived a tornado and got engaged but also stayed in the industry – touring and writing for Nashville artists, and editing for a video production company. The guys stayed connected. Santino remembers, “The conversations keep circling back to a mutual desire to make music together again. It turned into, ‘if you guys were down, I’d be down.’”
While living in three separate states, the band remotely started sharing voice memos, titles, and ideas that eventually evolved into Pineapple Sunrise. Around the same time, “Sex, Drugs, Etc.” organically caught fire. A sync on Spanish language NETFLIX drama Control Z stirred up initial buzz. On social media, TikTok users implemented the song in a myriad of ways, touching every facet of culture from Stranger Things to K-pop. The success transferred over to streaming platforms as the track has amassed 400+ Million streams and is officially Gold certified in the US. It remains Top 10 at Alt (#1 most played at KROQ and 98.7) since reaching #1 this past October.
“We never thought ‘Sex, Drugs, Etc.’ would be the song people gravitate to,” he admits. “I can relate to the meaning of it personally. It’s about having anxiety. I don’t really go out. I’m not a big party guy. I’m the opposite; I’m a homebody. It’s amazing to see a lot of listeners identify with it.” They’ll undoubtedly identify with what the band has in store on Pineapple Sunrise as well. The single “Unlovable” begins with a laidback verse punctuated by claps. It culminates on a chantable chorus awash in fuzzy distortion as Santino pleads, “Oh no, oh my God, how’d I get so damn unlovable?”
“In a way, it’s a self-deprecating anthem,” he observes. “You feel crazy, you’re trying to figure out your own brain, and you’re locked out of your own head. You ask, ‘Why am I unlovable?’ It’s a relatable idea though. Musically, there’s a lot of energy to it. It’s one of the heavier rock tracks, but it’s still Beach Weather.”
“When you listen to us, I hope you feel like you discovered something new and fresh,” he concludes. “All of our songs are different from one another. We want you to play our music on a long drive through the desert or at the beach relaxing at night. We’ve all experienced so much in and out of music. Now, we found our comfort zone with Beach Weather, and we’re just kind of loving it.”