“Gouge, gouge my eyes out” are lyrics that, when read on paper, seem like something that would be screamed through a microphone by a tough-looking, heavily pierced front-man. Instead, the opening line from Eternal Summers’ single is sweetly sung by lead Nicole Yun and accompanied by Cure-like guitars. Considering that the very next line is “Cut tongue from my mouth”, the whole thing comes together to make quite a lovely little track. You can’t always trust what you read.
“Gouge” is from Eternal Summers’ latest album The Drop Beneath, released early last month via Kanine Records.