They arrived in the winter of 2012 in a haze of psychedelic fuzzed-out garage rock, reviving the supersonic sounds of the 50’s and 60’s, the Buttertones is their name and retro is their game!
This young LA based band have managed to create a sound that spreads itself over a selection of genres, merging together the hazy sounds of psychedelia with the romantic sound of doo wop serenades, and it works!
With their debut self-titled album released in October 2013, the band have recently shared 4 unreleased tracks which were recorded between the winter 2013 and spring 2014. Titled For the Head and For the Feet, this collection of songs are available now via Lolipop Records (listen above to second track ‘She’s At Ease’).
Brimming with warm melodic hooks and a blissful lighthearted feel, their music is built around an optimistic pulse, it’s a great listen.
There are even splashes of romantic comedy throughout, as first track ‘Bad Girl’ demonstrates with the opening line, ‘I want a bad girl like you to slap me around when I’m not telling the truth’. Vocally it sits somewhere neatly between Jim Morrison and Neil Hannon, flitting between the bluesy yells of longing and the lulls of heartfelt crooning whilst their cover of ‘La Bamba’ is definitely a wild affair.
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