Endless Summer EP (EP)
by Jake Owen
Released: Sep 2012
Label: Rca Records Label Nashville
Late September is the perfect time to drop a beach-country EP called Endless Summer, actually: It's still 95 degrees somewhere. And this four-song breeze cheerily puts you in a brews & babes & BBQ mood, with our host alternately crooning and semi-rapping (!) through the barefoot blue jean anthems "Summer Jam" and "Pass a Beer," the latter coming on like Nashville's take on Sublime. Kudos for covering Ben Harper's exuberant "Steal My Kisses"; "Surefire Feeling" closes us out with some crunchy rock guitars. Not bad all around; maybe ditch the rapping next summer, though.