Evie Irie – Little More Love
There’s a moment that after a hard day of dieting endlessly on music by the Birthday Party and Public Image Ltd when Evie Irie’s Little More Love comes on in this reviewers’ headphones, that the sugary choruses sound downright diabolical.
You may be tempted to put this down as pop fluff, but you’d be wrong! This is the song they play when after the home run, or between performers at a summer festival. It’s easy, breezy, and there’s most definitely a right time for this.
Jack West – Forever
Naming your song/albums with absolute words is bound to get the cynical listener of alternative rock a bit indignant. But, leave distrust aside when it comes to Jack West. This kid’s Cali sun-soaked songwriting and easy-going singing are just about flawless.
Yes, their mission seems to be to soundtrack the easily resolved conflict of a rom-com, but it’s the quality of the music that would make it slip in seamlessly.
Geographer – Alibi
Mike Deni’s Geographer endevor sounds great! There, I said it and we can get that one of the ways. I imagine it could satisfyingly soundtrack my car rides down the dusk covered country roads.
Musically it reminded me of the War on drugs, and their obsession with 80s AM radio bands. But, digging deeper into Geographer’s lengthy discography reveals an abundance of musical ideas, most of them sharing a link with the aforementioned AM radio stations.