If you know me, you know I’m a huge Seinfeld fan. I even have a copy of Seinfeldia* sitting on my coffee table. This brings us to Summer of George, the Berlin-based outfit named after one of my favourite George Costanza bits. Formed in 2018, the band is comprised of four dudes from around the world making lo-fi garage rock fused with shoegaze and a dose of wishful drinking. Cheerleader Blues is their just-released debut EP and opens with the title track that feels like cycling through suburban streets as a kid in the summer. ‘Imposter Sun’ clocks in at 6 minutes with soft vocals suffocated by a scorched spiral of crashing guitars that lead into the fuzzed-out shoegaze of ‘Honeycomb’. Closer ‘Sinister Vista’ pulls back a bit but still thrashes as the band collides for one final cheer. Summer of George is currently working on their second EP, ‘Pure’, to be released later this year. Cheerleader Blues EP by Summer of George * I may earn a commission from sales through this affiliate link.