Warships arrived last fall with batch of demos [including “Haymaker”] that boasted some slippery melodies and nifty choruses. It turns out that L.A. quintet of Eric Chirco, Edson Choi, Elliot Craig, Timothy Pai, and John Ransom Tucker had plenty more where those came from. Their debut album, made with producer Raymond Richards and mixed by Darrell Thorp, recalls a less rustic Band of Horses, or a shinier Shins. Yes, there are even traces of another band Richards produced, Local Natives. There are no firm release plans yet, but considering its sunny, breezy disposition, it’d be nice to have this summer.
||| Download: “Sleeper Hold”
||| Also: Stream “Shadows” and “Flash Flood”
||| Live: Warships open for Plants and Animals on Saturday at the Satellite. They also have the residency on Tuesday nights in June at the Central SAPC.