June 9, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Parties

San Francisco modsters The Parties last year produced an excellent album of sixties infused power pop, garage rock. The hook all the songs hang on is their sixties vibe, created with solid drums and bass, 12 string guitar, and shared vocals. There's the folksy, twangy, jangle of the Byrds-like "Much Better", and more than a few of the songs -- "Yours and Mine", "Breaking Hearts", are stand outs -- drip with the mod and freakbeat influences of The Who and The Creation, which isn't a bad thing at all. The song here, "Gotta Get Out", is slow burner with some nice shakey g-verb. The best thing about The Parties is that they're making great music right now, and hopefully for a long time to come.

The Parties -- Gotta Get Out