Words by Sean Moeller, Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, Recording engineered by Shawn Biggs at Studio Paradiso, San Francisco, California
Right now's as good of a time to just pack it in for the year. Sure, we should/are required to put in one more full week of work before the holidays click in, but this lulling gem of a record from Los Angeles band Boardwalk will make you say, "Ta hell with it." You can find yourself daydreaming away in a matter of seconds as the hot winds roll in from the west. It's the fireplace that just keeps itself burning. The logs make their way atop the ashes of the last and there's never any lapsed time between flames. Everything's toasty -- perfectly toasty. You can either imagine yourself in the middle of the coldest damned day you've ever felt -- wrestling with all of your personal turmoils and annoyances -- or you can be floating on a wave, carelessly headed nowhere. You choose.
Boardwalk Official Site
Stones Throw Records