Summerland' - a mythical place where the term 'relaxed and comfortable' thinly veils something sinister, something complex - in which a bright joyous celebration is tempered with a threat. This is where The Herd flourishes - that space between joy and and melancholy, the absurd and the sinister. The album prospers in this mix: musically, with strings and horn arrangements; drums, guitars, basslines; rhymes and singing - and thematically with the widely varying subjects of the 14 songs. From the deeply affecting "Kids Learn Quick" to the raucous "2020"; from the heart-felt "Time to Face The Truth" to the light hearted "Zug Zug". The eight band members represent a variety of cultures and influences, creating a unique formation of songwriters. The notable presence of JANE TYRRELL continues the evolving sound of The Herd's music - lovingly devoted to headphones as well as house parties, and wholly in preparation for the rowdy live shows to come.