Monday, February 22, 2016

Spin Fantastic Power-Pop Goodness From Loop Line Here!

I know almost nothing about these guys except that one dude lives in Minneapolis and one lives in Phoenix. Like a whole lot of acts these days, the Internet has made it possible for the musicians to still collaborate despite the vast differences. Thankfully, the results here are pretty awesome!

Loop Line sound a lot like Jason Falkner, about a dozen acts produced by Jon Brion, and even underrated indie geniuses The Sneetches. The band's new EP, Wakes, just dropped and I urge you to grab it. Opener "Nothing About You" crunches in a very "Buddy Holly"-esque way, while "Grin" is more quirky with an insistent guitar riff that is nearly Zappa-like. "Parts Unknown" sounds like these kids found a bunch of Beach Boys and XTC albums and are spinning them in turn, while EP closer "Dusty Keys" nods in the direction of Partridge and co. (again), along with a hint of the whimsical indie-pop of The Apples in Stereo.

Get with the program and follow Loop Line. Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to go download everything else these dudes have released so far!

Follow Loop Line on the band's official Facebook page, or via the band's Bandcamp page.