Song of the Summer

from Crimes Against Gratitude by Big Dopes

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written by Eddie Schmid
engineered and produced by Paul Simmons at Small Ship Studios
mastered by Colin Bricker at Mighty Fine Productions


blooming sky
rain like wine
drop a shadow
on a retail morning.
it’s better than nothing
when she goes away
it’s the song of the summer.

who’s getting high?
can we drop by
don’t have cash tho
can someone spot me?
bubbles poppin
when i hear ricky say
it’s the song of the summer

no need to hurry

it’s the song of the summer


from Crimes Against Gratitude, released August 23, 2019
Eddie Schmid - vocals, guitar, clicky mouth
Justin Catanzaro - bass, mandolin
Ricky Brewer - drums, backing vocals, melodica
Lela Roy - backing vocals, birdcalls
Ilya Litoshik - acoustic guitar
Josh Fuson - aux percussion, clicky mouth
Erica Bisbey - piano


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Big Dopes Denver, Colorado

Big Dopes' loose, lighthearted feel evokes 90s alternative and indie. Lead songwriter Eddie Schmid uses a playful, conversational vocal style to sing through neuroses about long-distance relationships, being a houseguest, and wasting money on shitty headphones. Ricky Brewer (drums) and Justin Catanzaro (bass) lend vibrant, dynamic rhythms, and Paul Simmons adds colorful violin, guitar, and synth. ... more


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