Monday, September 12, 2016

The 2015/1967 Countdown - 09/12/2016 Update

Today, we return to our 2015 Bigger In Britain mix, and look at another quality American act that hasn't yet gained sizable traction in the United States.

Vertigo, featuring a guest vocal from the Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner, comes to us courtesy of Mini-Mansions, the Lennon-esque, power-pop side project of Queens Of The Stone age bassist Michael Shuman, from the band's solid 2015 sophomore LP The Great Pretenders.

Deftly combining the soaring vocal richness of Brit Pop from eras past with a bit of QOTSA's darker edge and gnarly guitar-driven wonkiness, The Great Pretenders isn't a knock-out, but it is a lush, adventurous work that boasts a number of quality tracks and is definitely worth a bit of your time.

A quick parental warning, however, the song's official video here does contain some nudity.

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