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New on Pure Pop Radio 4.5.18: Farrington and The Wrecking Two

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By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

Spins and Reviews | 4.5.18

Special Sunshine Pop Twofer!

Farrington | “She Only Knows” (Single, 2018)
farrington she only knows coverIt is nearly impossible to predict what Farrington’s James Patrick will come up with at any given juncture, a surety bolstered by the enigmatic artist’s latest release, a delectable sunshine pop/psych mashup with a lovely melody. A revised version (lyrics and arrangement) of a 1984 track by The Eyes of Mind, a band from the end of the Paisley Underground movement for which Patrick played guitar and sang, this is another feather in Farrington’s considerable cap and a no-brainer for your collection. (Listen to a preview on iTunes and hear the original Eyes of Mind version here.)

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The Wrecking Two | “West Coast City” and “(The Girl’s) Unavailable”
the wrecking two coverKyler Schwartz, ’60s music fan extraordinaire, Beach Boys mega-aficionado, and compiler, sequencer and liner note scribe for the esteemed Teensville Records label, has written and recorded, with the help of Pure Pop Radio favorite Jared Lekites (The Lunar Laugh), a knockout sunshine pop single. “West Coast City” is bright, happy harmony pop of the highest order, rooted in, no surprise, Beach Boys joy (and perhaps a pinch of doo-wop spice); “(The Girl’s) Unavailable” bears the stamp of Beach Boys influence towards a jolly, infectious end. Dreamy and top-flight.

black box Where to Get It: Releases on May 4. Preorder now in progress at Amazon

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