Prep Yourself for Blue Jeans
When a band lists Comet Gain, The Rentals and Go Betweens (among others) as influences or approved acts you should like, I’m going to get behind them, which is where I started with Blue Jeans (who formerly went by Santa Monica Swim and Dive Club). The group is prepping the release of their debut for Jigsaw Records (also personally approved); it’s titled Songs Are Easy. On the group’s fist singe from it begins with an indiepop stomp, but I can hear some of the singer Tim Sendra’s folkier influences dangling out there until accompanying vocals via Heather Phares carry you into a more blissful arena. This thing’s all warm-fuzzes all the time; look for the debut on May 6th.