One of my favourite singer-songwriters from the Pop Underground, Frank Bango impressed me with his erudite/caustic lyrics delivered by a Elvis Costello-inspired larynx and a pop sensibility that cherry picked the best bits of the great pop songwriters of the previous decades.
“Summerdress” is a standout track amongst standout tracks (!) found on the wonderful The Sweet Songs of Decay (fuckin’ love that title) which finds Costello fronting Belle & Sebastian coming across melancholy and bittersweet with a sound that matches folk-rock and chamber pop! Magnificent. Check out the video (audio only) below and stay tuned for the next Blast of the Past featuring the incomparable Frank Bango!