It’s 2014 but that doesn’t mean we can’t still be listening to music from 2013 we might have missed. Especially if said music has nothing whatsoever to do with hipster indie pop. That’s where Spotify comes in handy…
SOUND OF CONTACT – Dimensionaut
Fronted by Simon Collins (scion of Phil), Sound of Contact is first rate neo-prog that recalls post-Gabriel Genesis, for the most obvious reasons. Dimensionaut is an eminently listenable for prog rock fans who like a high quotient of pop elements in their diet.
THE STRYPES – Snapshot
For Irish band, The Strypes, it’s all about emulating 60’s blues rock and 70’s pub rock to good effect. As retro sounding as you can imagine. And then some…
WIRETREE – Get Up
More classic rock n’ roll goodness from this 70s rock evoking quartet. Deeply influenced by latter day Byrds and Gram Parsons’ vision of Cosmic American Music, Get Up is a refreshing old skool country-pop-rock that we need more of in 2014 and beyond.
THE ORANGE PEELS – Sun Moon
The 90s Pop Underground made a glorious comeback with this album’s wonderfully Beatlesque reflections.