I have been floundering for a way to describe Summerbirds’ overall sound on their newest effort, Druids, for a few days now. Polished, tight, haunting, dark and controlled all serve the purpose but fail in some manner or another. Then, I saw the perfect word in another review; deliberate. As soon as I saw it I knew that was the word I had been looking for. I guess that’s why some people get paid to write and others, like me, have to provide their own forum in which to write. There it is though. The signature sound of the Athens/Orlando based trio is a sexy (cheesy term, i know, but it works) mix of thickly layered indie rock with just enough hooks and pop overtures thrown in to keep it from sounding pretentious.