They are called Slow Beach, sure, and their debut release Lover Lover features Beach Boys inspired sounds perfect for any beach-blanket bonanza. Hell, there is a song called “Surfin’ Today.” Yet look a little deeper and Slow Beach reveal themselves to be a bit less sunny. The first words out of singer Kai Takahashi’s mouth on the title track are “you don’t wanna love me.” “Motel” would be a fantastic early-dusk dance number if it weren’t so obsessed with a special someone now long gone. Most of the songs on Lover Lover are about leaving, most obviously on “Run Away” but also on standout “Hawaii.” Over tropical samples and steel drum, Takahashi sings about “unrequited feelings” and says farewell to San Francisco. Even the saloon-shuffle of “Surfin’ Today” sees the end coming. Surfs up, and it’s a bummer.