Thursday, 25 May 2017
Finest Californian Pop Rock/Power Pop With A Dash Americana: The Popravinas - California Sonic (2017 Zesty Smile Records) Wav & mp3
The Popravinas is a band from California formed in 2003 by bassist, vocalist and songwriter Eddie Sill.
Since 2006 other members are producer and guitarist John Adair and guitarist Dean Lyons. Current man on the drums is David Rodgers.
The first album ''Nobody Fault But Ours'' was released in 2008 and received very good reviews and a lot of airplay in the media. I must confess that i don't know the first album and can't say anything about it. So i come to their latest album release from this year called ''California Sonic''.
The first song 'She's Going South' shows in what direction the album will go: Powerful Pop Rock/Power Pop with a good dash Americana. The Song is also together with 'I Gotta Hope' the first single of the new album. Both songs very strong melodic pop rock songs. I prefer 'I Gotta Hope', that song remembers me very much to the Stones in the eighties.
My favourite songs on the album: I gotta hope, Wow, Santa Monica Moon, Alone ain't so bad, Top of the heartache, California.
'California Sonic' to me is a very american sounding pop rock album. The strengths of the album is the fantastic guitar work and the interplay of the both guitarists. The vocals are fantastic and give the songs the last missing piece (beside the fantastic lyrics) to make them complete. Some may say that it sounds like Jagger and sure the Stones come in mind if you listen to the band. But a band is more than just a similar voice. And if you listen to the Popravinas you will always hear the difference. And the difference makes the Popravinas.
My rating for 'California Sonic' is: 4 Pilzköpfe out of possible 5 Pilzköpfe! (means 4 stars out of possible 5 stars for the album). :-)
SB1 Wav part1 & Wav part2 & Wav part3 - mp3
If you want to buy the album you find it here & here & here & here