Beach Weather catch a vibe somewhere between the most disparate of extremes. They write hooks universal enough for even the biggest arena full of people, yet introspective enough for even the most introverted wallflower to ponder. Their breezy guitars and sun-soaked choruses barely veil an honest exploration of emotional tumult, anxiety, and loneliness. Musically, the group — Nick Santino [vocals, guitar], Reeve Powers [bass], and Sean Silverman [production] — teeter on an axis of nostalgic melodies and future-facing provocation. With various musical experiences under their respective belts, Beach Weather initially formed back in 2015. The friendship between Nick and Sean even dated back at least a decade prior. As the story goes, they served up a series of EPs — Chit Chat, What A Drag, and Basement Sessions — and logged quite a few miles on the road, building an audience one show at a time. After mutually parting ways in 2017, the guys “talked almost every day.” By 2020, they started writing music again. Around the same time, “Sex, Drugs, Etc.” organically caught fire. A sync on Spanish-language NETFLIX drama Control Z stirred up initial buzz. On social media, TikTok users implemented the song in a myriad of ways, touching every facet of culture from Stranger Things to K-pop. The success transferred over to streaming platforms as the track amassed 80.8 million Spotify streams and counting. With over 100 million-plus streams, they frame this distinct vision perfectly on their 2023 full-length debut, Pineapple Sunrise [Arista Records].