Posts Tagged ‘60’s rock’

April 28, 2018

A “Wonder” indeed is this new tune from Australia’s San Mei, who partnered with Oscar Dawson to produce the new single. A dream-like haze is met by fierce, gusty assertion on the psych washed rock meets grungy guitar pop song. San Mei, aka Emily Hamilton, achieves a very striking fusion of sounds on the track. The artist began her musical journey at the keys of her family piano, and as can probably be gleaned from her latest single, she inherited her dad’s love of the Beatles and his penchant for 60′s pop. San Mei’s lissome voice and a heavy blanket of rich smoldering guitars create a gloriously heady contrast on Wonder, leaving us, as previously mentioned, in awe-struck wonder.  She explains: “The new single ‘Wonder’ captures the classic butterflies moment when someone unknown to you captures your attention, and you’re not sure why. It’s about that person becoming a mysterious daydream to you, wondering who they are, what they’re about, and that feeling of not knowing if you want them to become anything more than some intoxicating illusion.” You can also stream Wonder via Spotify, here.

October 30, 2017

Let’s head down the coast to sunny Los Angeles for a charming new gem from Veronica Bianqui, a new garage pop and indie rock talent on our radar. She combines dynamic vocals with a 60′s inspired guitar riff on catchy chugging, crunchy curling Victim, a song about drug addiction. With the growing opioid epidemic in the US and the recent untimely death of her sister at the age of 35, Bianqui is donating 100% of the proceeds from this song to Harm Reduction Coalition. 

October 24, 2017

SoCal based Dutch Party, lead by San Franciscan native Ken Franklin, are as infectious as ever as the band drops a new music video and song in the form of snappy chugging Now And Later, a song you’ll want to listen to now and later, time and time again. With sweetly lilting hooks, wavy glistening synths, and a contagious bass line, Dutch Party enamors us on the head bopping, 60s styled beachy surf pop and sunny alt rock jam from their upcoming EP, Combat Pop. The video for Now and Later was inspired by singer Ken Franklin’s love for 1961 film The Hustler. Combat Pop is due out later this fall. 

January 16, 2017

Zuzu happens to be one of my favorite tapas restaurants in the Napa Valley, but I now associate the name with the Liverpudlian singer songwriter who made an earthy rollicking indie debut last year with first single Get Off, too. I eagerly welcome her back as she drops off a mighty fine follow up named What You Want on which her raw energy, craggy riffs, and throbbing cadence quickly remind me why her debut evoked Courtney Barnett and Wolf Alice. A touch of Best Coast’s surfy jangling allure, some of Mitski’s candid magnetism, and a bit of Angel Olsen’s recent album also imbues this lilting rouser. You can watch a fantastic music video for What You Want below. Zuzu’s second single is available now from iTunes.

January 8, 2017

Louis Schefano, a much respected musician who’s considered a seminal figure in the Birmingham, Alabama indie rock scene having been a founding member of Remy Zero, Little Red Rocket, and Verbena, and more, is preparing to release his first full length solo record, Opposite Side Of The World. He invites us into that world with album single Come To Think, a jingle jangling, warm bopping alt rock piece bleached in 60′s sunshine and drenched with pensive brooding. Come To Think is thoroughly hooking and irresistibly charming, like a surfy, poppy cocktail made out of The Strokes, the Zombies, The Shins, and the Beatles… leaving me insanely curious to hear the rest of that solo debut, set to arrive on February 17th. You can pre-order Opposite Side Of The World from Flower Moon Records, here.