Summerhead is a band that exists in spite of itself. Coalescing almost by accident and featuring three members separated by thousands of miles, it has little in common with traditional musical groups in many respects. Born from a nearly forgotten batch of collaborative instrumentals recorded by Mike Iannatto and Nicholas Fit, the band took shape after vocalist Grey Gordon expressed an interest in singing on the tracks. In short order, the material was fleshed out, completed, and released for public consumption.
Due in part to the members’ years of experience in projects both similar to and on complete opposite ends of the spectrum as Summerhead, the band’s music shares the group’s overall amorphous quality. Pulling equally from Spacemen 3 and Portishead; As much influenced by Duster as they are Sneaker Pimps, the result is a distinctly post-modern sound that escapes easy categorization. The songs are evocative, atmospheric affairs with a pop nucleus that seamlessly weaves each disparate element together into a cohesive whole. Whether you call it Dream Pop, Shoegaze, Slowcore, or something else entirely is beside the point.