PREMIERE: SUNBATHERS SHINE WITH THEIR DEBUT EP
By Mariah Cooper | Albums
This fall is officially a second summer with the release of indie-rock group Sunbathers’ self-titled debut EP.
The band, comprised of Sean Lynott on vocals and synth, Peter Mindnich on guitar and vocals, Tim Boate on guitar, Sean Oliver on bass and Shohsei Oda on drums, formed in the fall of 2013 while they were living on H Street. Since then, they’ve stretched their time between D.C. and Baltimore, traveling back and forth to perform shows in each city.
The EP is a solid debut effort from the five-piece ensemble. Recorded and produced at Dreamcatcher Studio in Baltimore by Donny Ingram, the five tracks are a shimmering dose of rock blended with hints of funk and R&B. It sounds like the soundtrack to a summer adventure inside your ears while the rest of you is bundled up to combat the cold weather elements.
Highlights from the release include “Daisy,” a light, airy tune with an energetic beat overlaid with smooth vocals. “Intimacy” is a slow groove with sweeping, wide-reaching beats, as Lynott’s voice cascades tenderly against the song’s palpitations.
Sunbathers will hold an EP release show at Velvet Lounge on Saturday, Dec. 12. Stream it below and download it for free on SoundCloud or Bandcamp.