August 26, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Now People

The Now People are a blast of sunshiney goodness on an otherwise gloomy day. The band is a sort of supergroup of L.A. pop underground players from The Wondermints, Single Bullet Theory, Arthur Lee and Love, and Brian Wilson's Band to name a few, so you won't be surprised to hear some nice melodies, vocal harmonies, and otherwise great pop music when you spin up this disk. Their 2006 release, The Last Great 20th Century Love Affair , will stir up memories of past pop icons like Burt Bacharach, Harpers Bizarre, and especially The Beach Boys, and more recent pop acts like Love Jones and Tahiti 80. The song here, "Trust" is a cover of Paul Williams, but really captures the essence of The Now People's overall sound.

The Now People -- Trust

The Now People -- A New Life For Us