I've been so busy listening to the new Sonic Youth and Joan Jett CDs (prepping for some upcoming stories) that I almost (tragically) missed this disc that just landed on my desk: a brand-spanking new offering from the Loud Family and Anton Barbeau, "What If It Works?"
If you don't know, the Loud Family features Sacto expat Scott Miller, and Barbeau, of course, is a local legend in the making. The disc, on the 125 Records label, won't hit shelves until July 11 (there'll be a CD release party at the Fox & Goose on July 15), but you should put a note on your calendar now.
The record is a mixture of sweet pop and jangly rock - sorta like if the Beatles were covered by the Replacements. Good stuff.