I Had the Best Brown Eyed Girl
So, I won't lie to you -- it's still hot as balls in my office. What makes it super frustrating is that it's gorgeous outside. Like, absolutely perfect weather. A nice cool breeze, a few small clouds in the sky, and a creaky bamboo forest in the courtyard. It's brilliant, and it's all just out of reach while we all swelter inside with a broken a/c unit. With that in mind, I present you with Arizona.
The band isn't from Arizona. Blair's from Arizona, but not the band. Now they all live in Brooklyn. That's not really a surprise, now is it? What is a surprise is how sweet this song is. It's got a classic melody, a wonderful falsetto vocal and a good old fashioned slide solo. What's not to like. I mean, the band was produced by Danny Kadar, who's worked with My Morning Jacket (among a boatload of others), and while this song isn't soaked with a bucket of reverb, I can see that it's a branch from the same tree. It's just a wonderful American pop tune.
Like the band yesterday, Arizona is another tall glass of lemonade on a hot ass day. The band has finished recording this record, with artwork soon to come from Deems. I'm not sure if they've got a label or anything. My guess is they don't. I'm sure they'll have one soon -- it seems like theyr'e working pretty hard. In the meantime, you can check out their myspace page for some more songs and info. Recommended.