The eighth track off Philadelphia based Cheers Elephant’s 2011 release, Man Is Nature, “California” is an absolute stunner of a pop melody. Starting off with a bouncy jazz guitar riff, “California” bursts with the energy of Beatlesque harmonies and sly, tongue-in-cheek, lyrics that are reminiscent of Queen’s “Killer Queen”. A stellar track on a stellar album you might have missed last year.
Cheers Elephant’s latest album Like Wind Blows Fire may well find itself back here on a Best of 2012 list, so prep yourself by grabbing the album on Bandcamp!
RIYL: Dr. Dog, Queen, The Beatles