The newest album from Lilacs & Champagne is a real mood setter. Danish & Blue is a mostly instrumental driven electronic rock piece of work. With some great sample and guitar work, this is multiple genres of music mixing and mashing together for some fine tuneage. The album starts off with a Jim Morrison esque track called “Metaphysical Transitions.” It quickly gets into some excellent high flying guitar solos in “La Grand,” which happens to be one of my favorite tracks. The whole album sounds like something vintage, with the constant old record player sound to it. Lilacs & Champagne make this album sound like the ultimate porn soundtrack without making it super cheesy. I’m pretty obsessed with the tracks “Hamburgers & Tangerines” and “Alone Again and…” check it out below. They will be playing at Mississippi Studios on Sunday, June 23rd, be there.
Next we have a local Washington band called Beach Vacation. Their debut EP is called Maritime EP and is super good. With influences such as Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing, and Radio Dept. the only thing not to like is the short play time. Really chilled out pop-rock with catchy guitar hooks and well written songs is what you will find by listening to Beach Vacation. Listen to it below.