Pop is a genre that nearly got killed by the majors peddling the fabricated groups, stars and idols. Thankfully tons of underground artists are keeping it alive releasing melodic goodness. Obi Best, the LA band fronted by singer and keyboardist Alex Lily, is into advanced ear candy. With leftfield arrangements their album Capades is capable of chasing way the gray clouds on a gloomy day.
Lily sometimes sings backup with retro-pop group The Bird and The Bee and while that duo is more into jazzy grooves, Obi Best follows the paths that were laid down by Syd Barret and Kate Bush. You gotta love the freak element that lurks behind the melodies.
Capades is released on Social Science Records. Digital release on August 25th. A CD will see the light of day in January 2009.Tracks:
- Nothing Can Come Between Us
- Who Loves You Now
- What It's Not
- Green And White Stripes
- It's Because Of People Like You
- Blooms Like Flowers
- Swedish Boy
- Within These Forest Walls
- Days Of Decadence