I Got A Love (Rock Indiana)
Radio Days serves up a swell slice of power pop via 1979, channeling bands like The Knack, that combined killer bubblegum choruses with powerhouse drums and muscular guitars.
This one track is reason enough to anticipate the May 21st release of their long-player, Rave On! I have a feeling it’ll be one of the highlights of Spring/Summer.
The Legal Matters
Light Up The Sky
Another band bringing it strong with a teaser track is Michigan’s The Legal Matters. Light Up The Sky feels like the Midwestern version of The Red Button’s She’s About To Cross My Mind, albeit with enough impossibly-thick harmonies to make Brian Wilson and his Wonderments blush.
Crime Scene Reporter
Nobody’s better at atmospheric creation than Red Bank’s Dw Dunphy. Charm Offensive is his latest project, from which Crime Scene Reporter comes. Dunphy gets inside the head of the unfortunately-assigned journalist, leaving the listener feeling fortunate not to have that particular occupation.
I do have a feeling, though, that Dunphy might not literally be singing about the crime scene reporter, but anyone who feels helpless to stop a disaster after said disaster has already occurred. Well done.
By Dan Pavelich