Summer is a State of Mind

by Surf School Dropouts

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Recorded at Larmcentralen, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2010-2012

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released July 17, 2012

Surf School Dropouts:

Andreas Jacobsen: vocals, keyboards, bass, drums, guitars, various
Christian Bendix: vocals, bass, guitars
Jari Nielsen: vocals, guitars
Martin R. Jensen: vocals

Producer: Andreas Jacobsen

Vocal arrangements: Surf School Dropouts

Thanks:
Kristian Uhd Kristiansen: Trumpet on Stone Cold Crazy

Out on vinyl on Sunny Day Records!
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What others say about the Dropouts & their debut album:

"This is an album I found myself loving from beginning to end (...) Not a weak track here, folks - and not only that, but it's an album that will leave you smiling." (5/5)
Beachboys.com

"(...) the compositions and lyrics are so close, only the vocals give away that these aren’t the real Beach Boys. (...) Highly recommended to fans of First Class, Jan and Dean, The Sunrays and lovers of 60's surfer pop." (8/10)
powerpopaholic.com

"What can I say, I love this album, the more I play it the better it gets, fans of mellow surf, Californian harmonies and timeless melodies should just dive right in."
terrascope.co.uk

"Surf School Dropouts' Summer is a State of Mind is filled with 1960's style vocals and harmonies, reminiscent of the surf 'n' pop legends of that time. It's a lot of fun. This Danish group is A#1 in my book."
Surfrockmusic.com

"This, all said and done is a fantastic debut from an extremely talented outfit. I love it.This has been on constant repeat since I found it and is very quickly becoming one of my favourite albums this year!"
Icecreamman1967.blogspot.com

"If you like the Beach Boys, you might want to check out this group from Copenhagen."
Probyn Gregory, guitarist - the Brian Wilson & Beach Boys touring band

Placed at no. 18 on a list of the 100 best albums of 2013 compiled by noted music critic and festival CEO David Bash.
internationalpopoverthrow.com/2014/03/02/david-bashs-favorite-albums-of-2013/

"I love me some vocal harmonies a la these Dropouts. (...) Fans of vocal harmony groups and just plain very well-written songs evoking a simpler time will love the Surf School Dropouts, as I do."
Alan Haber / purepopradio.com

"(...) extremely listenable - The title track, aside from its philosophical wisdom, sets the album off on a strong note, with cascading harmonies and catchy melodies."
Cabin Essence blog / surfermoon.com

"Speaking of surf music... Mike Love can, y' know, fu----' fire all the Beach Boys he wants now; These guys - Surf School Dropouts - will happily step up to deliver tuneful surf pop."
www.mistersuave.com / Podcast # 247

"In my opinion, not many can pull off the Surf vocal thing. Only a FEW people in the '60s did; Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Fantastic Baggys, Gary Usher, the Buddies, Bruce and Terry, Ronny & the Daytonas and Gary Zekley... After that, its a BIG DROP to almost no one. Surf School Dropouts is one of the very few current bands that can cut it & do it well."
Domenic Priore, Beach Boys / surf historian & author of the legendary Dumb Angel fanzine and books such as Riot on Sunset Strip and Pop Surf Culture.

"For this Copenhagen band Brian Wilson is a pill to be taken twice daily.(...) The jangle and organ quotient is high throughout, and could not sound more 60s pop if it tried."
Happening-magazine.com

"I would highly recommend this album if you want to hear the Beach Boys from 1962 after meeting the Beach Boys from 2012."
warnakeysbeachboysblog.blogspot.com

"I think 'Summer is a State of Mind' will lodge in my brain. Excellent stuff- well done chaps!!"
Kingsley Abbott, Beach Boys historian & writer for Record Collector, Uncut and Mojo Magazine

"Keep up the rich harmonic progressions and lush vocal voicings."
Rick Henn, former lead singer of legendary 60s group the Sunrays

"I think your work is fantastic and I hope you continue The Midsummer's DayDream that you have so lovingly taken on."
Brent Cash, Marina Records recording artist

"Much impressed!"
Stephen McParland, Beach Boys & Surf Culture historian

"The Front Stage was running about half an hour late so we were able to catch the full set from Denmark’s Surf School Dropouts. (...) we were gob-smacked. They harmonised so well they are in the same league as The Fendertones and Explorers Club and would give Brian Wilson’s backing band a run for their money!"
mintyandthebeeb.blogspot.com on our May 2013 show at the world famous Cavern Club, Liverpool

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Surf School Dropouts Copenhagen, Denmark

Harmony-laden songs of sun, fun and summer with the occasional dash of melancholia...

Our debut album 'Summer is a State of Mind' comprises songs written and recorded since 2010. The follow-up, 'Second Nature', was released in 2015
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Track Name: Summer is a State of Mind
California is a thousand miles away and I know
It’ll be so many months of rain and cold and snow
And I guess I’ll always be - in love with summer
But for all my misery

Summer is a state of mind (driftin’ away to another time, driftin’ away, it’s a state of mind now)
Keep saying it all the time
Summer is a state of mind for me (driftin’ away to another time, driftin’ away, it’s a state of mind now)
Think about those summer days
And the girls that we could chase
Close my eyes and leave this place behind
Summer is a state of mind

Skies are grey it’s getting darker day by day and it seems
I’m slipping further from the summer of my dreams
I’m so tired of feeling blue – all through the winter
There’s just one thing I can do

Summer is a state of mind (driftin’ away to another time, driftin’ away, it’s a state of mind now)
Keep saying it all the time
Summer is a state of mind for me (driftin’ away to another time, driftin’ away, it’s a state of mind now)
Think about those summer days
And the girls that we could chase
Close my eyes and leave this place behind

There is a world of clear blue sky
Where suntanned girls and icecream swirls will get you high – so high
Nights down on the beach, we listen to the rolling waves

Summer is a state of mind (driftin’ away to another time, driftin’ away, it’s a state of mind now)
Keep saying it all the time
Summer is a state of mind for me (driftin’ away to another time, driftin’ away, it’s a state of mind now)
Think about those summer days
And the girls that we could chase
Close my eyes and leave this place behind

Summer is a state of mind
Close your eyes and visualize, it’s a state of mind
Track Name: Baby, I Long to be Yours
I saw you yesterday in the park
I caught your eye and I made a remark
You smiled, you thought it was funny
The day felt bright and sunny

Baby how I wish you were mine

We walked along and enjoyed the view
You looked at birds, I looked at you
I said when can I see you again
You smiled at me and ran off in the rain

Baby, how I long to be yours

I’m confused
I didn’t mean to push you away
Was it me or just a silly little game that you play
I should have run after you
But my mind was in disarray

Today I went back there in search of you
My hopes were slim, my fears came true
No traces left of our time together
No sign of you, didn’t notice the weather

Baby how I long to be yours
Track Name: Follow the Sun
It's early September
Summer's about to slip away
Try to remember
Every bright and sunny day

All the leaves are falling down
Turns my smile into a frown
Daylight's slippin' away
Hurry up 'cause we still have a chance

Run outside and catch the sunshine
While you can
Might not see it for a long time
Take my hand
Summer's fading fast - let's try to make it last
We'll follow the sun

It's the time of the season
For a chill in the air and longer nights
Must be the reason
I find myself drawn towards the light

Grey clouds cover up the sky
Soon the flowers will all die
Daylight's slippin' away
Hurry up 'cause we still have a chance

Run outside and catch the sunshine
While you can
Might not see it for a long time
Take my hand
Summer's fading fast - let's try to make it last
We'll follow the sun

Trees take on their shades of gold
Makes me sad 'cause then I know
Daylight's slippin' away
Hurry up 'cause we still have a chance

Run outside and catch the sunshine
While you can
Might not see it for a long time
Take my hand
Run outside and catch the sunshine (fading fast, try to make it last)
Might not see it for a long time
Run outside and catch the sunshine
Might not see it for a long time (summer's fading)
Summer's fadin' fast - let's try to make it last
We'll follow the sun
Track Name: Beach Bound
It’s been really hot now all week long, so we’re beach bound
We know where to go when the weekend comes, yeah we’re beach bound
Get out your surfboards and come with me
We’ll cruise down the strip in my XKE

Everybody’s beach bound (come along, you can come along, you can come along with me)
Catchin’ sun and summer fun
Come on come on come on
Let’s get out of town now

We’ll have a beach party with some suntanned girls, when they're beach bound
Shooting the curl without a care in the world, cause they’re beach bound
Everybody on the beach wants to join our gang
When we do the Surfer Stomp in the golden sand

Everybody’s beach bound (come along, you can come along, you can come along with me)
Catchin’ sun and summer fun
Come on come on come on

You know these are the carefree days
My sunburn is my only concern
Most days I get around
But right now I’m bound for the beach

So let’s all go and get some sand between our toes, now we’re beach bound
We’ll stop along the way for a hot rod show, while we’re beach bound
Well nothing beats summer by the oceanside
Turn the radio on and let’s go for a ride

Everybody’s beach bound (come along, you can come along, you can come along with me)
Catchin’ sun and summer fun

(We’re) going going to the beach now - Beach bound, yeah we’re beach bound
Let’s get out of town - Beach bound USA, from New York to Santa Monica Bay
Track Name: Searchin' for the Perfect Wave
I'm gonna go in the sun and find the perfect one
That perfect wave

Drivin' down the coast on the 101
Searchin' everywhere for some summer fun
All stoked up and ready to surf
I step on the gas around Dead Man's Curve
If I see some honeys, yeah, I'll stop by
Waxing up my board as I give 'em the eye
Blastin' out The Baggys on my car stereo
I see the surf is up and I'm ready to go now

'Cause I'm searchin' for the perfect wave (Ride that perfect wave, hangin' five toes on a sunny day now)
School is over and the time is now
So get out your board, I'll show you how
We're gonna ride that perfect wave (that perfect wave)

I saved up my money all winter long
Countin' down the days 'til summer would come
Now I've got a woodie and a brand new board
I'll be seeing you at the Northern Shore
No one can understand why I love to surf
And how can I explain that certain urge
But when I see the beach and smell the sea
I know right away it's the life for me now

'Cause I'm searchin' for the perfect wave (Ride that perfect wave, hangin' five toes on a sunny day now)
School is over and the time is now
So get out your board, I'll show you how
We're gonna ride that perfect wave (that perfect wave)

It's gonna be so fun, when I find the perfect one (early in the morning 'til the middle of the night, gotta keep searchin' 'til the wave is right)

I'm searchin' for the perfect wave (Ride that perfect wave, hangin' five toes on a sunny day now)
School is over and the time is now
So get out your board, I'll show you how
We're gonna ride that perfect wave

Ride that perfect wave
Up and down the coastline for that perfect wave
Track Name: The Road Ahead of Me
Sometimes I feel your hand in mine
An echo from days when all seemed fine
They steal my time, those memories and dreams
My mind is playing tricks on me
Like it's bursting at the seam

What will it take to keep this soul
From drifting along without a goal
My voice is off-pitch in life's harmony
Even though I do my best
I still can't sing in key

Sun is shining through my window
I see the road ahead of me
Moving forward but it's going slow
Your face is all I want to see
Track Name: Run Away
Raise your glass and toast another year
Ring them bells, when will we get away from here
'Cause as soon as the party quiets down
We'll split, and have a rest before we leave this town

We'll run away (run, run, we'll run away)
At the light of the new day (run, run, we're not gonna stay)
We both need a second chance
So let's hurry home after just another dance

Don't know if we're headed for the snow
We could go to Mexico or maybe Tokyo
But I wonder what the people might think
If they knew we were leaving after this last drink

We'll run away (run, run, we'll run away)
At the light of the new day (run, run, we're not gonna stay)
We both need a second chance
So let's hurry home after just another dance

I see confusion in your eyes (run, run, run, run away)
Is that the fear that I can feel arise (run, run, run, run away)
Is this the worst idea we've ever had
We'll go back home if things should turn out bad

Girl
We'll run away
At the light of the new day (run, run, we're not gonna stay)
We both need a second chance
So let's hurry home after just another dance
Track Name: Stone Cold Crazy
Whenever you pass me by
There’s only one thing on my mind
I’d like to say hello and catch a glimpse of your smile
That kind of smile that makes life worthwhile

We see each other everyday
But you don’t even know my name
Oh, what I wouldn’t do just to kiss your lips
Those kind of lips that makes my heart skip

I’m head over heels in love with you
Don’t know what to do or how to make my move
Girl, if I could only make you notice me
And make you see that I’m
Stone cold crazy ‘bout you
Stone cold crazy ‘bout you
Stone cold crazy 'bout you

I dream about you every night
Imagine that I hold you tight
You look at me and I look into your eyes
Those kind of eyes that makes the stars all shine

They say that love can make you blind
Make you even lose your mind
I guess that’s why I always think of you girl
‘cause you’re the kind of girl that I would give the world

I’m head over heels in love with you
Don’t know what to do or how to make my move
Girl, if I could only make you notice me
And make you see that I’m
Stone cold crazy ‘bout you
Stone cold crazy ‘bout you
Stone cold crazy 'bout you

Stone cold crazy about you baby, I’m a-stone cold crazy about you
You know I am

I’m head over heels in love with you
Don’t know what to do or how to make my move
Girl, if I could only make you notice me
And make you see that I’m
Stone cold crazy ‘bout you
Stone cold crazy ‘bout you
Stone cold crazy 'bout you
Track Name: Hold On to Me
All summer long I've been seeing you
Hanging out with other guys
You act so cold and it feels like
Someone else is on your mind
Each kiss now seems shorter
Can't help thinking you wanna
Call it a day

Hold on to me baby
Believe in me baby (just give me one more try)
Hold on to me baby please (don't say goodbye)

I try to show my devotion
With every single tender touch
That's why it hurts to know
You no longer love me as much
You say that all is fine
I can tell it's just a lie
Something has changed

Hold on to me baby
Believe in me baby (just give me one more try)
Hold on to me baby please (don't say goodbye)

Hold on to me baby
Believe in me baby (just give me one more try)
Hold on to me baby please (don't say goodbye)

It's so easy to see
You're drifting away from me
What went wrong

Hold on to me baby
Believe in me baby (just give me one more try)
Hold on to me baby please (don't say goodbye)

Hold on to me baby
Believe in me baby (just give me one more try)
Hold on to me baby please (don't say goodbye)

Don't say goodbye
Track Name: Favourite Record
Sitting with my favourite record
Can’t wait to hear the sounds inside
Fingers keep fondlin’ the sleeve
It’s just me and the music here tonight

Vinyl spins around – needle drops down
I hear gold in every crack & pop (it always picks me up)
Found me a lifetime companion
Long ago in a record shop

I can quote the lyrics in my sleep
I know the chords to every track
This worn out copy’s always there for me
With a tuneful pat on the back

My teenaged writing on the cover,
A sticker and some coffee stains
This disc gave me the love of music
That’s still pumpin’ through my veins

Vinyl spins around – needle drops down
I hear gold in every crack & pop (it always picks me up)
Found me a lifetime companion
Long ago in a record shop

Hear the first bars of the opening song
They sound like a friendly hello
Talk about a soundtrack to your life
This one will follow me wherever I go

Found me a lifetime companion
Long ago in a record shop

Always picks me up
Wherever I go
Soundtrack to my life
Track Name: Glad You Decided to Stay
What you seek isn’t always what you’ll find
Don’t let it bring you down no more
Stick around to see what this place holds in store for us
The long run shouldn’t leave you breathless
Before it’s even half begun

I can’t understand why you’d end it so soon
Let us get old and grey
We can sit here and gaze at the moon
It’s full on in early May
How can I convince you to stay

What you get isn’t always what you give
I could do you wrong you know
Wait and see how time will straighten out all our differences
Daylight’s coming, darkness is retreating
I’m glad you decided to stay