Austin Darnell on vocals, harmonica, and rhythm guitar; Caleb Darnell on vocals and lead guitar; Gus Darnell on vocals, rhythm guitar, and harmonica sometimes; Elijah Neesmith on bass; Patrick Weise on misc. percussion and singing saw.
Oh, sometime ago there was a rut in the Winter. A lull in melody. Guitars were getting dusty. Claire called to her tiny-footed sister, “I’ve writ some songs. Won’t you come back South and sing with me?” A season passed. Sister returned to the bawdy Southern heat, and thus was born Hope For Agoldensummer.
Hope is a family band from the fine town of Athens, GA. For nearly 14 years we’ve traveled the USA creating rusty, angelic melodies with our slide guitar, banjo, jangly percussion, glockenspiel, and a bowed handsaw, and overlaid it all with the sibling-soul-choir harmonies of Claire & Page Campbell. We’ve released 4 full-length albums, several EPs, and, woah, a few music videos.
Hope For Agoldensummer’s latest album, Life Inside The Body, was recorded over a 2 year span at Pop Heart Studio with the fabulous engineer/producer, Suny Lyons (PacificUV, Lovers). The album is awash with twang & harmony, plenty of dreamy imagery and junkyard goodness.