Back to my favorite songs of late.
Heather at Fuel brought this lovely band to my attention and when this song comes up in rotation (and it does a lot because I put it in a "songs of august" folder that I keep hitting) I'm stopped for a moment by the simple piano and then the Beatles-esque vocals come in and then the chorus turns the song wholly modern. He sings the words "Los Angeles" just whiny enough (in a good way.) I could listen to this over and over. And I do. When the first Thrills CD came out, I felt similarly. They both give off such a cool Cali vibe. Course this band is from NYC and the Thrills are from Ireland. Could have fooled me.
Rosewood Thieves, "Los Angeles"
This one I got from I Guess I'm Floating. Strangely, this reminds me of my childhood, of the 70s and growing up in Florida. Which is where these two guys spent their childhood, although I suspect in the 80s. (Or even, later? That's them to the right.) You'll see this posted again on (sm)all ages I suspect.
Ivy League, "London Bridges"
Another from IGIF, but hey, this band is everywhere. The Kooks are at the top of the pops in their native UK. I'm a sucker for the accent, it's deployed rather well on this lovely little song, and when they harmonize they remind me of the UK pop I loved in the late 80s and early 90s. Fluffy pop that makes me skank and sing along at the top of my lungs. And hey, they're named for a Bowie song. That works.
The Kooks, "She Moves In Her Own Way"
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