The Resonars "Nonetheless Blue" 2007

AWESOME jangle power pop in the tradition of MerseyBeat (listen to track #1!!), The Hollies, The Byrds and reminds us The Grip Weeds, too. On Nonetheless Blue, Arizona's The Resonars continue to mine the field of top-shelf psychedelic pop, and this, their fourth album, is probably their strongest, as the lead vocals of Matt Rendon are more self-assured than ever, the songs are eminently catchy at every turn…...Here's what David Bash of IPO said about this release: "They continue to mine the field of top-shelf psych pop, and this is probably their strongest to date. Many of the eminently catchy songs are the kind that could have been found on a series like 'Highs In The Mid-60's' (or 'Rubble" or 'Nuggets'), without anybody finding out that they didn't belong, the kind of songs that hit #1 in the band's small town charts but never got beyond that, Fans of The Grip Weeds will love 'No Problem At All' and 'As A Matter Of Fact', as they both feature The 'Weeds signature harmonies and West Coast psych vibe. In a likeminded but lighter vein is 'If Darkness Comes Too Fast', with an easy vibe similar to that of iconic/psych band The Millenium.". "They take choppy, Moby Grape-like acid pop tunes and colour them with flawless, Hollies-like harmonies and Byrdsy 12-string guitars! - Shindig!
Leader Matt Rendon seems to have absorbed every significant guitar style and sound between George Harrison`s Rick of `63 and Peter Green`s Les Paul of `69. But those are the building blocks and combined with the spot-on harmonies you might hear various echoes, but these are not pastiches. Extremely Highly Recommended! - from:

01 Nonetheless Blue 02 Your Concern 03 Places You Have Been 04 Whatever You Want 05 Games Of Fear 06 Every Other Day 07 No Problem At All 08 If Darkness Comes Too Fast 09 Sinking Is Slow 10 As A Matter Of Fact 11 Soar Snippet 12 Three Times Around

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