Eric Bachmann (website) is an American musician/producer. He is the lead singer of Crooked Fingers and Archers of Loaf. He was born in Greensboro, North Carolina and grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. This is the title track of his solo LP No Recover (Merge 2018) buy here.
Cigarettes After Sex (website) is an American dream pop band formed in El Paso, Texas, in 2008 by Greg Gonzalez. This is the gloriously beautiful Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby, from their debut EP I (self-released 2012), buy here.
Our UK pop-psyche gem from 1969 is Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, and Creeping Jean, the B-side to his fourth solo single, Hold My Hand (Pye 7” 1969), though like his previous singles, the backing is provided by the band.
Spent was a rock band from Jersey City, NJ, and this is the glorious Unwrapped, Ungiven, from their Umbrella Wars E.P. (Merge 1996) buy here.
We conclude with a coupla sunny songs from The Monkees. First, the Goffin-King classic Pleasant Valley Sunday (Colgems/RCA 7” 1967), then we conclude with their debut single Last Train To Clarksville (RCA Victor 7” 1966). Enjoy! Until next week …
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