Saturday, June 18, 2016

+ + + New Music June 2016 + + + (David Brookings, Ken Sharp)

David Brookings and the Average Lookings

The new - self titled - record of David Brookings is out now! Listen to the full album below - it's absolutely worth it:

Ken Sharp - New Mourning

Ken Sharp is back with "New Mourning". The album features various special guests including Rick Springfield who contributes lead guitar to two songs and background vocals on one track, Wally Stocker of The Babys and Prescott Niles of The Knack.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Top Boost - Turn Around EP

The Top Boost, Vancouver's psychedelic garage pop trio, have just released their debut EP "Turn Around". Recorded and mixed in Vancouver and mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London, the record is filled with astonishing good songs.

To assemble The Top Boost, singer/songwriter Hunter Gogo searched for musicians who shared his love for catchy melodies and vocal harmonies informed by classic '60s groups like The Beatles, The Byrds and The Zombies. He found drummer Greg Johnston and guitarist Kirill Yurtsev and together they began to hone their craft, playing live to enthusiastic crowds at clubs around Vancouver.

The band has been working hard writing and performing new material, and have already begun pre-production on a new record.

Listen to the full EP here - I recommend to start with "Turn Around" and "What If She Loves You": 

One final note:  This may be the best debut record I listened to in 2016. I demand to have more of this! The Turn Around EP is brilliance!