Summer Salt's debut album Happy Camper will be released on September 21. The Austin-based four-piece offers a blend of bossa nova and oldies pop, which they describe as “coral-reef rock.”
Mostly self-produced, Happy Camper was mixed by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Black Angels, The Shins), who helped shape its clean and graceful sound. Throughout the album, Summer Salt match their wistful melodies with lyrics that touch on all the best things in life: baseball and major crushes, dolphins and dogs, fast cars and chocolate bars.
Hailing from Dallas, Summer Salt formed when Terry, bassist Phil Baier, and drummer Eugene Chung were still in high school. The band reunited in Austin in 2013, then gained a cult following with the home-recorded 2014 EP Driving to Hawaii. Next releasing the EPs Going Native and So Polite, Summer Salt welcomed singer/guitarist MJ Tirabassi into their lineup in 2017.
Today, Epitaph welcomes Summer Salt to the label roster. The band’s debut album Happy Camper will be released on September 21. The Austin-based four-piece ...