Kurt Baker “Brand New Beat”

KBakerFirst time I ever hear about to Kurt Baker (former LEFTOVERS member), and the name that immediately comes to mind when listening to this album is Butch Walker! Kurt’s voice is close to Butch’s, and songs like “Don’t Go Falling In Love”, “Qualified” or “She Can Do It All” could have been on a Butch Walker album… Well, that’s not a bad thing at all to me. These two guys probably share a lot of common influences (CHEAP TRICK, RAMONES, BEATLES, etc.), and it can only show in the song-writing. Fine melodies, catchy choruses and sunny moods, you won’t get bored while listening to “Brand New Beat.”
Kurt’s punk pop roots show on songs like “Partied Out” and “Weekend Girls” (as catchy as a BOSS MARTIANS song!), but you’ll also find a strong 60s feel in “I Don’t Wanna Cry”for instance. You’ll even get two bonus songs, the killer “Want You Around” and the poppy “Emma Stone.”
11 songs on French record label Dirty Witch Records that will make modern power pop fans happy!/Laurent C.



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