Last year, LA indie darlings Ships Have Sailed released Someday, their first six-song EP, chock full of those dreamy SoCal melodies you expect from rising stars of the region. Since Someday‘s release, SHS has enjoyed spins on NPR, along with commercial and college radio, and are currently prepping their new LP Moodswings for a March release.

Now, we’re so pleased to debut “Summertime” from Moodswings, an infectious, poppy head-bopper not completely void of teenybopper appeal (which, with a song called “Summertime,” isn’t a bad thing). In fact, fans of Fountains of Wayne, Bowling for Soup, or any of those other middle-road FM favorites of the early-2000s will find a salve for their nostalgic longing. In short: I literally haven’t stopped playing this since I heard it the first time. And I’m willing to bet you won’t either.

Check out “Summertime” from Ships Have Sailed in a Popdose exclusive!

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Allison Johnelle Boron

Allison lives in Los Angeles where she is a freelance music journalist, jug band enthusiast, and industry observer. She is also the editor of REBEAT magazine. Find her on Twitter.

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