September 15, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Californias

How does a band from Atlanta, Georgia get to be called The Californias? Well, it probably has a lot to do with that sunny, left-coast sounding power pop they play. Their 2006 release Bright is packed with modern, indie flavored power pop that quite obviously owes its existence to The Beatles and The Beach Boys. The band does a good job of taking sixties styled pop, laying on vocal harmonies and catchy hooks, and blending it with a more up to date sense of fun and energy. The guitars are at times jangly, more often crunchy, backed by organ and keyboards that is never overdone. Not sure what the band is up to lately as their website seems to have bitten the dust, and their Myspace is a bit out of date. Hopefully that's because they are just too busy recording their next album.

The Californias -- La La La