The new album Underhanded Romance by San Francisco Band Scissors For Lefty is a great record for those long summer evenings. Jumping on the highly popular Britpop wagon it is a cross between the Kinks' Village Green Preservation Society and Blur's Modern Life Is Rubbish. Especially during Mama Your Boys Will Find A Home singer Bryan Garza is trying really, really hard to sound like Ray Davies. He fails, but is a good effort.
It's a bit weird to hear an American band using vaudeville vignettes on keyboards, but Scissors For Lefty manage to expand beyond the UK blueprints. Your little sister will love this album.
Underhanded Romance is released on Eenie Meenie Records.
Scissors For Lefty
Bryan Garza: vocals, guitar
Peter Krimmel: piano, guitar
James Krimmel: drums, bass
Robby Garza: guitar, bass
Steve Garza: bass, dancing