The Eddies – Gonna Sing About This (2013)

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A trio from Southern California, the Eddies include twin brothers, Dean and Dale, who share lead vocals and play bass and guitar respectively, while Len Curiel is the drummer.

For the past several years, the band has been thrilling folks throughout the world with their smashing sounds, and here on their latest venture, a three-track disc called Gonna Sing About This (Twist Records), they maintain the high standard of songwriting and musicianship they’re consistently associated with.

Wiggly, wobbly and simply wonderful, the title track of the record emits a cool and casual psychedelic feel throbbing with electronic rhythms. Coated with disembodied distortion, “Gonna Sing About This” further pitches a sharp and surprising break, complemented by a bank of breezy choruses. Innovative and intriguing, the catchy tune certainly bears all the markings of a hit single.

Navigated by a turbulent beat and clawing hooks, “Why Doesn’t Anybody Call Me” mines classic power pop territory with honesty and confidence. The guitar chords cycle around and around, the harmonies are cut of a hardy stock, and the meaty and mighty drum work is absolutely phenomenal.

Rigged with ringing licks and a soft and fuzzy exterior, “You Make Everything” reflects aspects of both the Byrds and Shoes. A real nice melody also drives the song, giving it a surefire radio-friendly touch.

The Eddies are truly one of the greatest bands making the scene, and Gonna Sing About This proves they continue to soldier on in the right direction. Groovy and gutsy, the record is a must have for fans of crafty pop rock.

Beverly Paterson

Beverly Paterson

Beverly Paterson was born the day Ben E. King hit No. 4 with "Stand By Me" -- which is actually one of her favorite songs, especially John Lennon's version. She's contributed to Lance Monthly and Amplifier, and served as Rock Beat International's associate editor. Paterson has also published Inside Out, and Twist & Shake. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
Beverly Paterson
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