In these dark, winter months one often calls up, for relief, thoughts of summer. A long walk through frozen streets is usually made bearable if it is but a temporary measure before bike rides and beaches. Escapism? Sure. But, how else can you cope with the bleak reality of frozen toes in December?
One way is to introduce Warm Weather by means of headphones rather than wishful thinking.
Amongst a talented group of musicians whom I came to know in college, Ryan Pollie always showed a knack for creating vocal harmonies and catchy melodies. For his senior thesis he created a sprawling album titled Snow Day under the name Shara, containing Brian Wilson-styled arrangements and short, poppy gems. And, after graduation, it seems Ryan kept the influences while jetting to a climate that matches his sound.
Warm Weather, comprised of Ryan, Brendan Lynch-Salamon, and Justin Lerman, moved to Hollywood from back east in a car “with all [their] instruments and recording shit.” At my request, Ryan gave the following background on the band:
So, for those of you who retreat from the snow with hot chocolate and Pet Sounds, check out Warm Weather. The beach is only an mp3 away.