Monday, March 27, 2017

Stream It From The Mountain: Sam Means – 10 Songs

Though it came out well over a year ago, I only recently discovered, 10 Songs by Arizona-based singer-songwriter, Sam Means and I am glad I did. 
Boasting quite the pop pedigree, Sam Means - formerly of The Format (alongside Nate Ruess of Fun.) - was joined in the studio by Roger Joseph Manning Jr., of paisley-pop legends Jellyfish, and producer Steven McDonald of Redd Kross, for his stunning debut solo album. On the retro-minded album, Means creates mellow yet highly-melodic pop expertly-crafted to perfection with full but not overly-fussy arrangements.  Standouts include the single “Other Side Of You”, an infectiously catchy soft-rocking New Wave/power-pop hybrid and “Taking It Back To Yesterday” which is bursting with bright horns and gorgeous vocal harmonies from Anna Waronker and Rachel Haden of that dog.       
The album was released via Means’ label, Hello Records and is available on cassette for $2, CD for $4 and better yet, translucent yellow vinyl for only $8.    
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