Editors’ Notes One might expect a San Francisco band named Soft White Sixties to be a loose and colorful psych group, but the name alludes to a type of lightbulb, not the city’s musical history. Soft White Sixties are a luscious mix of rock ’n’ roll and soul, with hints of glam for good measure. Vocalist Octavio Genera has a fantastic midrange voice that makes for solid rock crooning, and the songwriting on this debut is startlingly strong. The opening track, “City Lights,” is like a Black Keys number with a layer or two of fuzz stripped away, while songs like “Rubber Band” and “Treat Me” have the cool R&B strut that landed Fitz & The Tantrums in the limelight. “Lemon Squeezer” pounds and fizzes with ringing piano notes served as a tasty side dish, and “Up to the Light” could be the love child of T. Rex and The Raconteurs. Jim Greer (Foster the People) handles production.

SONG
City Lights
1
3:21
 
Up to the Light
2
3:23
 
Lemon Squeezer
3
3:22
 
Don't Lie to Me
4
2:17
 
Rubber Band
5
3:19
 
Roll Away
6
2:58
 
Treat Me
7
4:46
 
I Ain't Your Mother
8
3:55
 
You Are Gold
9
3:31
 
Tilt-A-Whirl
10
4:11
 
Knock It Loose (Bonus Track)
11
4:36
 
It's You (Bonus Track)
12
3:47
 

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