Summer Salt Signs To Epitaph, Announces Album 'Happy Camper'

Summer Salt Signs To Epitaph, Announces Album 'Happy Camper'

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 offers a blend of bossa nova and oldies pop, which they describe as “coral-reef rock.”

Today marks the premiere of “Heart and My Car,” Happy Camper’s bittersweet lead single. Showcasing Summer Salt’s delicate songcraft, “Heart and My Car” centers on a breakup brought on by the protagonist’s “sorry mistakes, homebody nature, and poor car maintenance,” according to singer/guitarist Matt Terry.

Watch the video for “Heart and My Car” by Summer Salt here:

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.

Summer Salt is on tour now in the US throughout August 18 where tour will conclude in El Paso, TX at Lowbrow Palace. Several of the tour dates are currently sold out – all dates below.


1. Heart and My Car 
2. Swinging For the Fences
3. Candy Wrappers 
4. Speaking Sonar 
5. Life Ain't the Same 
6. Oh Dear 
7. Seventeen 
8. Revvin' My CJ-7 
9. Rockin' My Paw 
10. Lovesick 
11. Fast Furious and Wonderful 
12. Happy Camper​


07/17/18               Nashville, TN @ The End

07/18/18               Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn *SOLD OUT*

07/19/18               Tampa, FL @ Crowbar

07/20/18               Orlando, FL @ Soundbar

07/21/18               Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle - Back Room

07/22/18               Richmond, VA @ The Camel

07/24/18               Washington, DC @ DC9 *SOLD OUT*

07/25/18               Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits

07/26/18               Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere - Roof *SOLD OUT*

07/27/18               Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery

07/28/18               Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space

07/29/18               Allston, MA @ Great Scott

07/31/18               Toronto, ON @ The Hard Luck

08/01/18               Millvale, PA @ The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls

08/02/18               Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's

08/03/18               Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx

08/04/18               Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee

08/05/18               Chicago, IL @ Subterranean

08/07/18               Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

08/08/18               Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

08/10/18               Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project

08/11/18               Portland, OR @ Analog Theater

08/13/18               San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill *SOLD OUT*

08/14/18               Los Angeles, CA @ EchoPlex *SOLD OUT*

08/15/18               San Diego, CA @ Irenic *SOLD OUT*

08/16/18               Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *SOLD OUT*

08/17/18               Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge

08/18/18              El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace