As my longing for summer slowly dissipates with the cold, bleak weather that San Francisco continually brings forward, I find solace in listening to songs that remind me of the sunny weather that I miss so dearly. One song that always triumphs over many sugary-pop tracks is Frankie Rose and the Outs’ 2010 sock-hopping diddy, “Candy.”
The band’s ringleader, Rose, aka former Vivian Girls/Crystal Stilts/Dum Dum Girls member, dutifully delivers an evocative take on a vintage era while giving off a hint of lo-fi garage and a DIY aesthetic. Think Best Coast with a touch of Velvet Underground. Vivian Girls with a dabble of Cults. Any way you want to describe it, it’s definitely worth exploring.