Jul 02, 2020
Nick Santino, Reeve Powers and Austin Scates are members of the up and coming band: Beach Weather. (Photo courtesy of Beach Weather’s website)

Music Monday: Beach Weather

Alternative-pop band Beach Weather came onto the music scene late last year with its debut EP, “What A Drag” and has been making waves ever since. EP stands for extended play, which is a sample of music that features a few singles, but not enough songs to make a full album.

Citing their location as “Beach Weather, USA” on nearly every social media platform, each member hails from a different place around the country. Singer and guitarist Nick Santino is from Massachusetts, bassist Reeve Powers is from Tennessee and drummer Austin Scates is from Arizona.

Through old connections dating back to Santino’s days in his now defunct band, A Rocket To The Moon (2006-2013), the three bandmates came together last year, put out a five-song EP and then immediately hit the road to open for label mates The Maine on their Free For All Tour.

“What A Drag” has no shortage of the genius songwriting Santino is known for, with each song telling a different story and all promising to get stuck in your head.

A standout track on the EP would have to be “Rebel Sun.” It closes out the five songs with high energy and gives you the feel-good summer vibes Beach Weather inevitably promises with their name.

Following their tour with The Maine, Beach Weather kept up momentum and started off 2016 opening for rock band Sleeping With Sirens on their U.K. tour and in the spring they opened for rock band PVRIS on their North American tour. They also released two music videos for their songs “New Skin” and “Swoon.”

Beach Weather is currently opening for Against The Current on its North American tour which runs through December.

In September the band announced it would be releasing a new EP titled “Chit Chat” and it released the first single “Someone’s Disaster,” which is a bit more rock-heavy than its other songs, but it still has the signature Beach Weather sound offered on the first EP.

“Chit Chat” will be released Nov. 4 and based off the first single alone,it is something to look forward to.

You can find Beach Weather on its Twitter and Instagram at @BeachWeather.


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