Wednesday, May 5, 2010
My friend Jeff sent me a disc last year with some new music that was kicking his ass. I quickly loaded it up into iTunes, and of course, it got lost among the thousands of hours of Ironing Board Sam rarities, James Booker sessions and live Todd Rundgren recordings. But I took a long train ride last week and clocked in a few hours of iPod time. That's when I heard "An Ocean Between Us," by The Galaxies, somewhere between Harrison and Secaucus. I am in love with The Galaxies.
It's power pop at its finest, with the obvious influences, of course. (Beatles, Hollies, etc.) "An Ocean Between Us," though, sounds to me like James Taylor fronting the Fountains Of Wayne, and the chorus, with the Four Seasons-like harmonies and melancholy lyrics, just smacked me upside the head.
Buy their record HERE
And take a listen to:
AN OCEAN BETWEEN US
LOVE HAS FOUND ME
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 4:47 AM