Summer Peaks is an indie rock trio from Brentwood, California formed by high school friends Daniel Mandrychenko, Zack Elsasser, and Melina Duterte in 2012. Wanting to emulate the musical heroes of their youth, the three friends began practicing and perfecting a tight, energetic live set. Their first two EPs reflect their diverse musical interests, which include surf rock, shoegaze, and old Broadway tunes. In March of 2014, Summer Peaks released their first album, Saturday. Described as having a diverse but cohesive sound, Saturday showcases Summer Peaks' dreamy and nostalgic take on indie pop.
"The trio forge a deep connection while making some kickass, gloomy surf-rock in the vein of Real Estate, Beach Fossils, Big Deal, Girls (R.I.P.), etc.."
"Their first eponymous release is a conglomeration of sounds that takes the listener through a cobweb of differing musical genres, from punk, to blues, to indie pop."
-The California Aggie
"Tracks such with the dark guitar riff and cool harmonies of “Still House” somehow flow nicely into the synth-pop “Maxine“, while all nine tracks retain a cohesive dreamy tone that would pair well with a long drive down a lonely highway."
-The Bay Bridged