Midday Swim 'Midday Swim' (EP stream)

Midday Swim 'Midday Swim' (EP stream)
Midday Swim have been teasing their debut EP since back in the fall, and with their self-titled effort due out on May 1, the entire thing is available to stream now on Exclaim!

The Toronto band's origins trace back to a getaway at a cabin by a lake in rural Ontario. That backstory helps to explain the nostalgic cover artwork (above), and it also sheds some light on the band's bright, pop-friendly aesthetic. Opener "Summer Eyes" lays the groundwork for the band's sound with its group harmonies, indie-rocking rhythms and atmospheric textures. The subsequent tracks are similarly upbeat and melodic with an undercurrent of wistful sleepiness running through the whole thing.

In other words, it's the kind of EP that sounds tailor-made for lazy days spent sitting in the sunshine next to a body of water. But even if you're cooped up inside in front of a computer, you'll still want to take a listen below.