Sunday, August 14, 2016

The 2015/1967 Countdown - 08/14/2016 Update

Andrew McMahon's Synesthesia is a blatant straggler (my code for songs I miss in the year of their release but upon actual discovery try to sneak into later collections), originally released in 2013 on his debut solo EP The Pop Underground.

Unlike much of McMahon's piano-anchored work with the two acts he's fronted, Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate, The Pop Underground found McMahon diving into the world of bright, cheery synth-pop, and the bittersweet, twee Synesthesia, a direct taking stock of his life and career up to that point in time done in an almost Postal Service vein, was the definite standout.

It made a perfect addition to our 2015 Crowd Pleasers mix, no matter how long it took us to discover it.

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