Back in May, we got a taste of “Wildflower,” the premiere single from San Francisco indie-pop quartet City Tribe’s debut LP Undertow. The track’s steady, expansive rhythm highlights a strong harmonic sensibility from co-lead vocalists Duncan Nielsen and Jacob Jones. A similar formula flows throughout all of Undertow’s nine tracks, with reverb-soaked guitar guiding soaring melodies and deliberate grooves. It’s not hard to picture this record soundtracking a windows-down road trip up the 101. From sweltering SoCal beach pop to the sort of pensive, psych-leaning folk native to the band’s home city, Undertow plays like a thoughtful love letter to the Golden State’s storied musical history.
You can stream the album in full exclusively here at Paste in the player above. Undertow will be released on Aug. 12.