Greg Summerlin's newest offering "The Young Meteors" explores the intersection
of garage rock and Brit pop. Hecklerspray, the influential British website,
declared "The Young Meteors" to be a "a top-flight US college-rock record
bulging with the biggest Britpop melodies your likely to hear in quite some
time." Others seem to agree as Paste Magazine selected the record as one
of their Paste Recommended CD's in February.
Straying from the moodiness of his self titled debut, Greg set out to capture
the excitement of a rock band banging out tunes in the garage. In Greg's
words, " I just figured with the state of things, there were enough sad
records out there already, so I wanted to do something a little different."
Taking bits and pieces from the music that moved him as a teenager and adding
modern production Greg has managed to do just that. The result is an album
that should be found in any self respecting Kinks or Guided By Voices fan's
collection. Simply put this is a record for fans of rock 'n roll - electric
guitars, catchy hooks and all.
With "The Young Meteors", a title taken from an influential book on the
British art culture in the 1960's, Greg set out to weave the noise in his
head into the perfect group of rock/ pop songs. "The Young Meteors" was
produced by Grammy Award winning producer Rob Burrell, and released by Superphonic
Records. The record has already received an excellent critical reception
and is poised to be a break out college hit. Already Summerlin's songs have
been heard on 180 stations across North America, with regular spins in key
markets such as New York, Nashville, Chicago and Los Angeles.