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Monday, June 27, 2016
Bubblegum Lemonade - Beard On A Bike EP
Today is the birthday of Laz McCluskey, a Glasgow musician and songwriter who records and performs under the name Bubblegum Lemonade, as well as part of the duo Strawberry Whiplash. Making his week even more special is his upcoming Bubblegum Lemonade EP, Beard On A Bike. The EP features four songs of bubblegum pop, with jangle, plenty of reverb and a dose of western twang. Touchstones are early Primal Scream, The Jesus And Mary Chain and a number of your favorite '60s bands. The title track is a jaunty tale of a psychopath on a bike path -- happy dreams! The tempo slows for the Rickenbacker-driven "Golden Afternoon". "Saturday Girl" is an upbeat jangle pop joy, and "Looking Out For You" ends the EP with a warm, '60s-infused tug on your heartstrings. We assure you, Bubblegum Lemonade is both our favorite flavor of gum and our favorite brand of lemonade, it is that good!
"Beard On A Bike" will be on Bubblegum Lemonade's next album, The Great Leap Backward, which will be out later this year. But you'll need to buy this record to get the other three songs. And you can do so either as a digital download or CD via Matinee Recordings.