Saturday, August 15, 2020

Lisa Mychols & SUPER 8 - Lisa Mychols & SUPER 8 album

The transatlantic partnership of UK musician Paul 'Trip' Ryan, aka SUPER 8, and California vocalist Lisa Mychols has delivered one of summer's top treats for our hungry ears. Gleefully romping over a wide swath of the pop landscape, they deliver tunes that evoke timeless hits of mid '60s British invasion, early '60s top 40 bubblegum, '70s soul/pop, garage pop and beyond. The only certainty is that each song will grab your attention and hold it tight until the final note.You will wish these guys had decided to do this earlier, and you will fervently hope they decide to do it again. Often.

Lisa Mychols & SUPER 8 album  is out now via Ottawa, Canada label The Beautiful Music (and the name fits for every record they release). If you are in Canada, hit the label link. If you are in the UK, hit the SUPER 8 Bandcamp link. If you are in the US, hit Lisa's Bandcamp link. If you live somewhere else, it isn't our fault. Just try and see what works for you.

Facebook for SUPER 8
SUPER 8's Twitter
Lisa's website
Lisa's Twitter
Bandcamp link for US purchasers
Bandcamp link for UK purchasers
The Beautiful Music

Monday, August 10, 2020

"Bloom With Me" by Loaver

As fans of the wonderfully inventive Malmo, Sweden band Kluster B, we are thrilled to discover that Kluster B vocalist and musician Linnea Hall has a solo recording project named Loaver. Actually, we are a bit late to the party as she released a self-titled album about 18 months ago. Perhaps we are just late bloomers, but that leads us to Loaver's new single, "Bloom With Me". The song progresses at a stately tempo, sparsely adorned with percussion and piano, and featuring Hall's clear, swooping and nuanced vocals. A lovely tune indeed, and a taster for her new album, Fern, which will be out October 30 via Rama Lama Records.

Bandcamp for single
Various links for "Bloom With Me"

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Exploding Flowers - Stumbling Blocks

Calling all fans is indie pop, paisley pop and jangle bop. Hey, that sounds like a lot of the usual suspects who hang around WYMA. We found the perfect place to park that money that just doesn't fit in your pocket - Stumbling Blocks by Los Angeles aces Exploding Flowers. Comprised of veterans of Alice Bag Band, Future Shoxx, Cody ChesnuTT, Lassie Foundation, and Ray Barbee, this group has their sound perfectly dialed in. Whether your tastes run to Big Star, Rain Parade, The Bats, the Chills or those many '60s bands that make us swoon, you will find tracks to treasure on this album. The jangle overflows and there are more hooks than Hemingway's fishing vest, but it isn't all veneer -- this are good songs done well. The first two songs we have embedded are in the jangle pop variety, but the second two amply demonstrate that the band's range extends beyond that territory.

The CD us out via Ottawa's The Beautiful Music, while the vinyl and the digital is out via Smash It Up! Records.

Bandcamp for Stumbling Bocks
The Beautiful Music (label)
Smash It Up! Records