Friday listening: The summery sounds of Signal Hill

Jangling guitars, sophisticated drum patterns, frequent time changes, and great melodies. These are all part of the recipe cooked up by Los Angeles California’s Signal Hill which makes them a perennial favorite of mine and an ideal choice for some Friday tuneage.

The band just released a stellar new LP in April called “Chase the Ghost” (find it here on Bandcamp) and all these elements of their sound are on display on the track selected for release as a single, ‘Collide Us’:

‘Van Gogh Sky’ which appeared originally on a 7 inch release with All India Radio and is also included on the new LP. The title reminds me of the time when I first had the chance to see an original Van Gogh in person. Despite having seen his pictures of his paintings in print for years, I was not prepared for just how boldly the colors and textures popped off the canvas and their is a similar vibrancy in this music.

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