Crisp compelling piano drives and underlies the tunes of this LA-area indie band, Go West Young Man. They’re waily, croony, screamy, crunchy, bouncy, stylistically complete with groovy writhing wah guitar riffs.
Their general sound is Elvis Costello doing the tango with Joe Strummer of The Clash.
Calypso, set in home digs of Silverlake gets burly tenor sax. Condescending wears a jazzy petticoat.
And when was the last time you heard an obscure, 6-syllable word loll about lazily in melody? Penny Alarm pulls this off. I heard it and I thought out loud, ‘Did he just say onomotopaeia?’, so I went back and listened again.
Have a listen yourself (option/click to download):