MP3 The Saturday People [8 Songs] - POP: Beatles-pop
Washington D.C. indiepop band fusing 60s softrock melodies -- think The Zombies -- with insouciant 80s jangle -- think Postcard and Sarah labels.
8 MP3 Songs
POP: Beatles-pop, POP: New Wave
Following on the heels of their well-received debut album on the
Slumberland label, Washington D.C.-based indiepop standard bearers THE
SATURDAY PEOPLE are back with a smashing 7-track mini-album released by
new underground force Foxyboy Records.
Listeners who connected with the debut''s colorful pairing of 60s pop
melodies - think early Beatles, Byrds, Zombies, Kinks - with the
insouciant jangle of 80s treasures such as Postcard-era Orange Juice
and Aztec Camera and early Creation-label combos The Loft and Jasmine
Minks will find much to love on the new seven-tracker, even as it
incorporates new-found subtleties and an increasingly nuanced approach
to arrangements and overall sonic texture.
The Saturday People lineage is almost comical in its circuitous route
through the annals of 1990s indiepop. The band - Terry Banks
(vocals/guitar), Greg Pavlovcak (vocals/guitar), Archie Moore
(bass/vocals), Ara Hacopian (keyboards) and Dan Searing (drums) -
includes former (and current) members of Velocity Girl, Tree Fort
Angst, The Ropers, Glo-Worm, Boyracer, Black Tambourine, Lu, St.
Christopher, Lilys, The Castaway Stones, The Still, Heartworms and
Whorl to... um... name just a few.
But a litany of indiepop band names - no matter how special they may be
to appreciators of the genre - is not what makes the new Saturday
People mini-LP notable, as any real pop fan call tell you...
What matters is melody, energy, intelligence and songs (remember them?)
that go in one ear - and then, pleasingly, stay there and make
themselves at home. Warhol said pop should be disposable. The
Saturday People respectfully disagree.