Now that it’s summer (it is, right?) I’ve been listening to a lot of Seapony: a newish Seattle band on the Hardly Art label that plays fuzzy ‘60s pop fit for beach bonfires and romps in the hay. The trio’s debut LP Go With Me (just out this May) relies on a retro formula that works in its simplicity: three-chord songs, most clocking in at 2.5 minutes, and whimsical vocals by Zooey Deschanel doppelganger Jen Weidl. It’s blissfully unironic for a change—if you’re looking for the aural equivalent of Vitamin D, this is it.
Seapony just decided to add a drummer about two months ago, so see the now-quartet—Weidl, songwriter Danny Rowland, bassist Ian Brewer, and drummer John Bryan—at Funhouse tonight at 9:30 with California bands Sonny and the Sunsets and The Sandwitches. Tickets ($8) are available at brownpapertickets.com.