Friday, March 12, 2010

Retro Cool, 1976 Style

I've picked out two songs that I'm currently into that are new yet recall the Bicentennial age. So imagine if you will a suspenseful intro set to ChIps disco music while a car crashes in slow motion, 'cause Jon and Ponch are ready to ride to some hip tunes!

First up, power pop by a band called Free Energy performing a song called...uh, "Free Energy". Looks like the energy shortage of '76 hit song titles. Their jam has the most cowbell heard on the planet since "Don't Fear The Reaper" (from '76) and is well worth a spin on Wolfman Jack's turntable.

Second is the well known actress/indie wonder twins Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward as She and Him. Their sophomore set is being released and the lead single is AM radio ready. Lush, laid back pop. Love Deschanel's slightly deadpan vocal delivery.

All new music to take me back to a time when Pete Rose meant "Charlie Hustle" and not "Disgraced gambler whose amazing baseball career will never achieve the recognition it deserves because he's a jerk". Batter up!

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