Love it !

Although this is beginning to disturb me. The hit ratio for music coming out of Portland, Oregon is ludicrous. I was just reading about the latest developments for Just Lions and saw that they had made it onto the PDX Pop Now ! compilation of local artists. So I figured that I might just dip in and see what else was going down. Second song out (I won’t reveal the name of the act that failed to tickle me) and I land on this gem. Amazing !

“Remember Saturdays when we were young ?”

Shifting, skittering synthesisers, ooh-ing backing vocals, a lovely tune (and a voice I could listen to a whole lot more of), a nice little surprise package of crunchy guitar in the middle and a great tinkling piano hook under the chorus. And an eye-catching, teasing video to top it all off. The only thing that might have made it better is handclaps. Why aren’t there more handclaps in the world ? It’s beautiful out there right now, at your barbecue, at the bar, in the car, on the beach, in the park, wherever – play this and luxuriate in yet more sparkling sunny radiance. (Plus they have album out so you should go and buy that, too)

Goodbye.

http://wildonestheband.tumblr.com/video.html

Don’t forget the wonderment that Portland already brought us from Just Lions and Altadore and Foreign Talks:

http://backseatmafia.com/2013/05/05/just-lions-monsters/
http://backseatmafia.com/2013/04/28/altadore-interview/
http://backseatmafia.com/2013/04/26/altadore-golden-hills-album-review/
http://backseatmafia.com/2013/04/04/interview-foreign-talks/
http://backseatmafia.com/2013/03/15/new-music-foreign-talks-foreign-talks-lp/