Sometimes the things you cherish the most are the things you never knew you needed. Enter Portland’s My Brothers And I, a pop-R&B quartet born of West Coast vibes and slotting in musically somewhere between the sexual allure of Troye Sivan and late-night intelli-disco of St. Lucia. The band’s new EP, today’s Heartbeat, is summer haze and glaze personified, led by the eccentric alt-pop snapper “Didn’t See It Coming” — a track vocalist David Wurgler says is about the love story we all want to experience. “It’s not about some perfect Instagram couple who never struggles and is always happy. It’s about a real relationship that isn’t always easy, but is always worth it. It’s a story about finding the person you not only want to grow old with, but grow with and learn with, too.” Wurgler, joined in My Brothers And I by actual brothers Erik (bass/vocals) and Scott (drums), and rounded out by childhood friend Jordan Roach (guitar), finds a chemistry that translates to from the sheets to the speakers. Get into Heartbeat below, and catch My Brothers And I at the following West Coast release parties. Featured image by JR Gonzalez.