The new SoCal five-piece Warships set sail about a year ago, after Eric Chirco and Edson Choi — both of the dearly departed Dusty Rhodes & the River Band — teamed up with Satellite Crush’s Elliot Craig and Timothy Pai, and John Ransom Tucker. Theirs is an expansive and exuberant take on indie-rock, with big choruses gliding along on scratchy guitar lines and ’80s-vintage atmospherics. They have no formal releases as yet (and have only revealed three demos on their website), but melodies like theirs won’t stay under wraps for long. Bob your head accordingly.
||| Stream: “Haymaker”
||| Live: Warships open for Eastern Conference Champions and Duniven on Friday night at the Satellite.