The Summer Hits

Biography:

Formed in Sierra Madre, California in the early 1990s, the Summer Hits comprised vocalist/bassist Tartarex (born Rex Thompson), guitarist Daddy D. (Darren Radermaker) and drummer Joshua "Warm Summer Vibe" Schwartz.

A series of noisy, sun-drenched indie-pop singles followed over the next several years, all of which were compiled in 1997 on Beaches and Canyons 1992-96, a collection issued on the small X-Mas label. Both Radermaker and Schwartz were also in the similarly-inclined Further.

Biography by Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

Members:
∙ Tartarex – vocals, bass guitar, words
Daddy D. – guitars, organ, background vocals
Joshua "Warm Summer Vibe" Schwartz – drums
Discography:
Hot Skin
[lo-1208]
Volvolo Records
1999
12"
Beaches and Canyons 1992-96
[x-arc015]
X-mas Records
1997
CD
Honey Machine
[spasm05]
Orgasn Records
1996
7"
Spare Snare/The Summer Hits split
featuring the song ‘Away From the City’
[100gm-14]
100 Guitar Mania Records
1996
7"
1000 Moments of Natural Flotation
[sg-16]
Silver Girl Records
1995
7"/CDs
Further with The Summer Hits/O & Judy and Rodchester split
featuring the song ‘Christmas Has Been Cancelled Due To Lack Of Interest’
[ch-111]
Christmas Records
1994
7"
Groovier Drugs
[small-fi#3]
Small-Fi Records
1994
7"
Thin
[ch-106]
Christmas Records
1993
7"
Audio/video:
California Summer (from Beaches and Canyons 1992-96)
Links:
Silver Girl Records