Photo by Cara Robbins Just when you thought summer had come and gone without giving us a proper sendoff jam, LA’s Avid Dancer just might’ve saved the season with the dreamy groove “I Feel It.”
It’s the first track we’ve heard from ex-Marine and unapologetic romantic Jacob Dillan Summers since he dropped his debut 1st Bath under the Avid Dancer moniker in April. It’s giving us Empire Of The Sun meets Future Islands with a hint of How To Dress Well bedroom eyes.
The new track sheds some of the psychedelic fuzz of 1st Bath to offer up pure, unfettered synthpop that doesn’t try to more than what it is: a love song. It’s sweet, it’s danceable and if the tune sounds simpler than Summers’ past work, he says that’s the point:
"Last summer I was really focused on the idea of stating true and simple things in my songs. I remember sitting down with my guitar, ready to say something honest. I thought about the girl I was dating and how for the first time I truly could feel the love from someone. Undeniably, I could actually feel it. The words 'I feel it' came out immediately when I started playing… When I recorded this song, I wanted to sing as openly and honest as I could since the topic was so personally truthful. It's the most I've ever put myself out there in the studio. I wouldn't keep any vocal take that didn't make me clench my fists when I sang the chorus. I've been excited to release this song since the day I wrote it!"
We're feelin' it. Take a listen and check out Avid Dancer’s fall tour dates below.
AVID DANCER ON TOUR:
September 10th - Santa Monica, CA - Santa Monica Pier ^
September 20th - Sacramento, CA - TBD Fest
October 6th - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar *
October 8th - Dallas, TX - Club Dada *
October 9th - Houston, TX - Walter's Downtown *
October 10th - Austin, TX - Stubb's Jr. *
October 15th - Washington, D.C - Rock & Roll Hotel *
October 17th - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
October 19th - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
October 20th - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair *
October 21st - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *
November 10th - St-Lambert, Canada - Petit Campus *
November 11th - Toronto, Canada - Horseshoe Tavern *
November 14th - Chicago, IL - Double Door *
November 15th - Davenport, IA - The Village Theater *
November 18th - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile *
November 19th - Vancouver, Canada - Fortune Sound Club *
November 20th - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *
November 22nd - San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
November 23rd - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre *
November 24th - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern *
^ = with tUnE-yArDs
* = with BØRNS
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