Turn up your speakers, and bounce around the room to Late Cambrian and “February.” Power pop at its finest. Just when you think it can’t get any better…it does. Fans of Weezer, Ozma, and Fountains of Wayne will freak out. Late Cambrian is super fun. The duo stacks their harmonies, guitars, and makes a wall of supercharged rock and roll. With an album, Sweet Cambrian High Vol. 1 & 2 LP, and a live show in the works, Late Cambrian is where it’s at.
Dr. Joe will fuzz you up with his groovin’ singe, “Tell Your Mother.” Unlike anything your ears have experienced, Dr. Joe’s brand of “Fuzz Gospel” is revved up rock and roll with a classic saturated vibe. Led by Joe Sparacino, Dr. Joe went straight to tape with the help of Vance Powell (Jack White, The Raconteurs, Kings of Leon). The result is a wild blend of boogie woogie and Southern soul. If you are looking for fresh and exciting music, Dr. Joe is it.
The Dropouts make you sway along to their gem of a tune, “Perfect Day.” The song has a groove that demands body movement. It is a masterclass in sampling and vocal production. The verses are rock solid, performed to perfection, and the refrain is a trance-like treat. The Godfather of Soul counts things off, and the listener is hooked. Guitar licks the left speaker, with piano and vibes holding down the right side. Classic. The Dropouts are Awesome.
Videocean keeps it cool and groovy with their latest release, “Genes.” Blending shoegaze and psychedelic soul, Videocean has a classic yet current vibe. Their music makes you move, while touching on social issues — inspired by the likes of American songwriters Bobby Womack and Curtis Mayfield. Using a blend of organic and electronic elements in the arrangment, “Genes” is a funky production with a steady swagger. Smooth, indeed.