The Sound of Pop Art are a band and they are...the sound of pop art. Fitting that, eh?
The group, made up of folks who've all been a load of bands, create peppy, poppy hits that seem like lost treasures from another era that you've never heard until now.
Their latest album, Pop Art Trip, dropped in 2014 on Heavy Soul! Records and it's a bright and breezy set of hep tunes that are sure to put a smile on your world-weary face.
Doubt me? Spin the effervescent "Genevieve" below.
The record is a grab-bag of pop goodness. There's the girl group-meets-The Turtles vibe of "True to Your Soul" and The Kinks-ish concerns of "Suburban Living" which is less swingin' and more contemplative. The album nods in the direction of The Mamas and the Papas, or even "Stoned Soul Picnic" by The Fifth Dimension, on "Let's Get Lost" with its lazy Sunday mood and closes on the equally strong "Scavengers and Thieves" which recalls nothing so much as The Style Council.
The Sound of Pop Art are not remaking the wheel here but they are creating the sort of pop that makes a listener happy. And there's never any shame in that.
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(Thanks to Wally from Dot Dash's home label TheBeautifulMusic.com for hipping me to The Sound of Pop Art!)