Cruel Summer release Ivy, tour with Swirlies (2017)

Cruel Summer releases their Ivy via LP and digital on Mt. St. Mtn. on June 30. Cruel Summer’s sound evokes the dazed, fuzzed-out, swirling noise of the late 1980s UK sound while still sticking to their pop roots–they’ve aptly been crowned San Francisco’s “jangle darlings.”
Following their 2013 ST/EP (Mt. St. Mtn.,) they released the sold-out lathe-cut 7-inch for “Leeches,” accompanied by a video. In 2016, Cruel Summer released “Around You, Around Me,” recorded for L.A.’s Part Time Punks, the 7-inch b-side features a moody cover of Pylon’s “Crazy.” It was mastered by Kramer (Galaxie 500 and Low).
Ivy is the long-awaited, first full-length album from this quartet, who have become a mainstay in the San Francisco and Oakland club scene. Recorded at Santo Studio in Oakland, California by Jason Kick (Sonny & the Sunsets, Once and Future Band, Mild High Club, Maus Haus), the record is a love poem to San Francisco, with all its changes and disappointments. Cruel Summer recently completed a California tour with the UK’s Primitives, and in early August they will be accompanying the ’90s noise pop demons Swirlies on a full west coast tour.
Catch them live here:
6/22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout w/ Terry Malts, Male Gaze
7/8 –  Guernville, CA @ Deathstock III
8/3 –  San Diego, CA @ Space (fka Hideout) w/ The Swirlies
8/4 –  Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door w/ The Swirlies
8/5 –  Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar w/ The Swirlies
8/6 –  Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ The Swirlies
8/7 –  Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium w/ The Swirlies
8/8 –  San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel w/ The Swirlies
8/10 –  Portland, OR @ The Doug Fir w/ The Swirlies
8/11 –  Seattle, WA @ Barboza w/ The Swirlies
8/12 –  Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown w/ The Swirlies