New Music: The Smiles – “Cala Cola”

The SmilesNaming your band “The Smiles” is pretty much asking for punchlines, but the Los Angeles group”s “Cala Cola” delivers on the nom de plume‘s promise. Jangly, sweet and high-energy in a way that recalls a beach-ready, less Africa/boat shoe-obsessed Vampire Weekend (and Rawkblog recent favorites International Waters), the track offers chill waves the old-fashioned way.

The Smiles – “Cala Cola”: mp3

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(Buy the Hermosa EP on The Smiles’ Bandcamp)