Title - 'San Fernando Beat' [EP]
Artist - Sandy McKnight with Fernando Perdomo
For those not in the know, an in-demand session bassist since the '70s, Sandy McKnight has worked with Todd Rundgren and other top-name artists as a session player.
He's had over 500 songs published, over 200 recorded and covered by various artists, and has produced hundreds of recordings for other artists.
Along with that he has has also written for TV, the stage, and some sketch comedy shows!
Indeed, he is the creator/writer/director of the TV pilot 'The Ragamuffins of Love,' which includes his original music and he also created and produced a TV pilot, 'Perry' (that can still be seen online).
Now the great man brings us his latest musical exploits San Fernando Beat (out March 5th, 2020), a vibrant 6-song EP that also features Fernando Perdomo.
Fernando Perdomo is a powerhouse of the LA music scene who lives and breathes music LA Weekly dubbed him as “The millennial answer to Todd Rundgren.”
A veteran at 37, he has made a name for himself as an in-demand producer, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.
Amongst many other things, he co-produced Linda Perhacs' second album The Soul Of All Natural Things, which holds the record for longest span of time between first and second records (44 years).
1. 'Facing the End of the World'
2. 'Single Flowers'
3. 'Chloe's Gone'
4. 'Heart in Your Hands'
5. 'Any Time of Day'
This most perfect summers day enhancement opens with the pop bounce of the jangling guitar-driven, hook laden 'Facing the End of the World,' and backs that up with the bass guitar-led, unmistakable Elvis Costello-esque brilliance of 'Single Flowers.'
Next up is the '60s gentle pop bounce of 'Chloe's Gone' which they back up with a pinch of the Beatles' psychedelic sensory experiences found within 'Heart in Your Hands.'
Some exuberant '70s light pop fun is found within the free flowing 'Any Time of Day' with the EP coming to a close on the lyrically intriguing, Costello-esque nostalgia of 'Fake.'
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