Admittedly, I don’t know much about the Cleveland surf pop trio, Summerays. I have three names — Luke Teeters, Shawn Nutting, Adam Ahlgrim, and a video for the single “Toyohashi.” What I do know is that this young trio has some pop smarts about them and are the owners of a simply sparkling guitar tone. The notes are clean and crisp. They practically dangle in the air, each suspended for a moment in time, slowly fading and making way for the next. Add in an oft-repeated, basic melody, and it’s hard not to get hooked. Of this I’m sure.

VIDEO: Summerays – Toyohashi

You can expect the 7″ of “Toyohashi” to drop this Spring on Cool Summer Records. A full length will follow. Also, the band will be playing as part of the Record Store Day celebration on Waterloo on April 21st along with Les Cousins Dangereux, The Big Sweet, Village Bicycle, Cave Teens, Afternoon Naps and Prisoners. More details can be found here.