Tag: retro

Pearl Charles – Only For Tonight

     Delightfully retro, Pearl Charles latest collection, Magic Mirror (January 2021), is a nod back to 70′s bubbly pop music. In a time when pop can sound,  and be, so manufactured that it ends up soulless, Charles rewinds to simpler, less produced, musical times. Remember what music was like when AM radio wasn’t full of talk idiots, but pop gems?  Well, you might not be old enough to remember that, but I certainly do, and Only For Tonight (seen/heard here) samples that ethos perfectly! Magic Mirror’s other tracks available as of…

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Young Guv – Luv Always

     Young Guv has a feel like an updated late 60′s/early 70′s rock band. It’s slightly retro, but still very much accessible to the here and now. Luv Always (seen/heard here) is an example of that formula. Full of playful guitar licks with a catchy melody, Luv Always is the sort of song that will have you singing to yourself in no time. Just as the band was to embark on a tour this year, it was abruptly canceled due to the Covid 19 virus. They had the foresight to…

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The Corner Laughers – The Accepted Time

     Long-time Vodka readers may remember The Corner Laughers from a couple of previous posts starting more than 7 years ago. If not, know that this band has a real talent for capturing a retro-style of feel-good pop-folk Their style is delightful and accessible no matter what era you are from. Enter The Accepted Time (seen/heard here), from the band’s latest long-player, Temescal Telegraph (June 5, 2020), a finely crafted piece of pop genius. When you hear The Corner Laughers for the first time, you might think you…

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Sinnober – Successful

     Vodka announced the release of Projection (October 2018), the latest release from the great pop duo, Sinnober, back in August, with the first single from the new long-player, Angels Of Fire And Snow.  That long player should be out by the time you read this, which means you should immediately head up to Sinnober’s bandcamp.com page and pick up a copy in your preferred medium. I’m perhaps even more excited by this long-player because of the diversity of the tunes that have been released thus far, which include this jazzy…

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The Babe Rainbow – Peace Blossom Boogy

     You thought the 60′s and 70′s psychedelic music scene was dead, right? Well, you would be wrong! Updated, yes, but not dead. In The Babe Rainbow’s Peace Blossom Boogy (seen/heard here), lies the evidence. That fact can also be heard in full on the band’s new long-player, Double Rainbow (July 2018). The band is the brainchild of percussionist/vocalist Angus Dowling and merges (currently?) with moniker-heavy bandmates, Kool Breeze and Dr. Elliot Love-Wisdom. (Look, you can’t make this stuff up.) At least that was the case. It…

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