Monday, April 28, 2008

Dave Dill - Follow the Summer

Another short record review of an artist not from Seattle but like The Goldbergs’ CD that I reviewed a few weeks ago this was just too good to pass-up.

Follow the Summer is talented singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Dave Dill’s gorgeous ode to summer, nature, love and good vibrations. Combining elements from The Beach Boys, Queen, Badfinger and Todd Rundgren, Dill has created a minor-masterpiece of contemporary Sunshine Pop full of lovely melodies, upbeat lyrics, layered instrumentation, and soaring vocal harmonies. Dill has a clear artistic vision and although several of the songs here sound like they could have been ‘70s AM hit singles this breezy, luminous, effervescent album holds together cohesively from beginning to end - the perfect soundtrack to a lazy summer afternoon.

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