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When we shared some hot-weather jams back in June, we didn’t know that a trio of Penn students would soon unleash their own song of summer. The Heydaze—a name inspired by the one and only Penn Hey Day—call “Arnold Palmer” their “ode to August…the ultimate cruising song; a track that gives you no choice but to roll the windows down and turn the stereo up,” as they told PopCrush. It seems only natural, then, that the group claims their genre as “Windows Down, Stereo Up” on their Facebook page. Here’s the song:

The band’s offering a free download of “Arnold Palmer” here.

Last month The Heydaze played a sold-out show at Webster Hall in New York City and now they’re touring with Jesse McCartney, the All My Children alum who’s also a singer-songwriter. They’ll open his show in Philly this Saturday, August 9, and then cruise up and down the East Coast (windows down, we assume) for performances in New York City, Boston, Connecticut and New Jersey; toward the end of the month, they’ll jet off to Detroit, Indianapolis and Cincinnati, also with McCartney. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster:

Heydaze member Andrew Underberg graduated from Brown but the rest of the group is pure Penn: senior Jesse Fink, rhythm guitar and vocals; senior Andrew Spelman, lead guitar; and, as of yesterday, sophomore Alexander Glantz, drums.

The band’s YouTube channel and SoundCloud have an assortment of tracks, the most popular of which are “Adderall”:

and “Little Bandit”:

—Molly Petrilla C’06

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