What a pleasant listen this is. Pop-addled psychedelic jams flowing effortlessly with engaging tones and mystical hooks catchy like an Allman Brothers ballad. Imagine The Grateful Dead reborn and on a mission to smash you with dual guitar leads and 70s inspired compositions. Solid!
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Top down, tunes up and cruising out of the Jersey suburbs into yr heart are Garcia Peoples and their debut LP "Cosmic Cash" on Beyond Beyond is Beyond. Originally a quartet (Tom Malach and Danny Arakaki on guitars, Cesar Arakaki on drums, Derek Spaldo on bass) but recently beefed up into a five-piece with PG Six (Tower Recordings, Wet Tuna) on keys, Garcia Peoples are just what our little psychedelic corner of the world needs right now…fun.
"Cosmic Cash" effortlessly heaves joy. The low-key vocal hooks and melodies snag you quickly and don’t let go, not unlike mid-period NRBQ but loaded up on youthful longing and hallucinogens rather than RC Cola and Moon Pies.
And then there are the jams, oh the jams! More reined in than recent live action, "Cosmic Cash" delivers sparkling twin leads, barreling keys and bubbling rhythms recalling the Dead’s tightest, most simple studio work, the Allmans’ most radio-friendly moments and the Band’s early 70s output.