May 7, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Decibels

The Decibels were a power pop band with heavy mod and sixties influences. The band came together with former members of California mod/garage band E-Types, so the mod influence isn't a surprise. The Decibel's level of talent and production quality were a surprise. It's a wonder that the band didn't break through and get more exposure. Their sound is tight, but also accessible to a mainstream audience with catchy hooks, and often clever lyrics. The song here, "Good", is better than that. It opens like something from the mod revival and roars along as a great piece of pounding power pop. A lengthy interview is posted on The Decibel's myspace page.

The Decibels -- Good