For Record Store Day, Kanine Records released Non-Violent Femmes, a compilation of female-fronted indie and punk bands. In addition to Bleeding Rainbow’s cover of the Smashing Pumpkins single “Glynis” and Beverly’s new single “Honey Do”, Florida surf-rock outfit Beach Day contributed an original track entitled “All My Friends Were Punks”.
Drenched in a deep sense of nostalgia, the power-pop anthem pays homage to the band’s hazy teen years of searching for identity in the tumultuous Florida punk scene. Despite the dense subject matter, though, the band’s use of ample hand claps and bright, multi-part harmonies helps lend a sense of much-needed brevity in an otherwise shaky trip down memory lane.
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“All My Friends Were Punks” will appear on the band’s upcoming sophomore record, Native Echoes, due out later this summer. Fans are encouraged to follow @beachdayband on Twitter to help reveal the album’s cover art.