Is it just me, or does the guitar melody to Summerdreamer slip in and out of High by The Cure at one point?

Actually, I don’t think it’s just me. Here’s Daysleepers guitarist Jeff Kandefer said in an interview with shoegazing blog When The Sun Hits in 2010:

We obviously listen to a lot of the Cure, Slowdive, Cocteau Twins and the Chameleons…I never try to hide our influences. They are what made us want to play music.

In a genre that isn’t best known for its openness or naked acceptance, it’s refreshing to hear Kandefer speak frankly and honestly about his band’s influences, and his happy admission that yes, they are indeed a shoegazing, dream pop, nu wave band. And why should they deny it? It’s plain to for anyone to hear, and they’re pretty darned good at it, after all.