With influences of bossa nova and oldies, Summer Salt creates the perfect soundtrack for chillaxin’ by the pool. “Hocus Pocus” is one of the singles from new album “SEQUOIA MOON.”
In a way, the trop-pop duo – singer/guitarist Matthew Terry and drummer Eugene Chung – have been building to their brand-new album, “SEQUOIA MOON”, ever since jettisoning their Dallas, Texas, hometown for the arts-and-culture oasis of Austin after graduating high school in the early 2010s. The band quickly rose through the ranks of the local Austin scene with their 2014 debut “Driving To Hawaii”, teeming with both the escapism and recklessness of youth and the composure and charm of ‘60s-era pop, doo wop and bossa nova.
“There’s a lot of running away on this album,” Terry says, noting “SEQUOIA MOON” is, at its core, a record about transitions: intrapersonally, interpersonally, and in the scope of the world at large. The songs are culled from diverse periods throughout the band’s history – standout “Colors Of Your Love,” among others, dates all the way back to 2013 – but their themes are timeless and indelible, detailing life at its most basic: the push toward a bright, bold future while looking back fondly on what’s led you there.