GOSPELBEACH – ” Change Of Heart “

Posted: May 6, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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The lineage of kaleidoscopic California folk-rock could hardly have meandered into better hands than those of GospelbeacH, the all-star quintet whose members boast resumés longer than a hippie’s hair. At the center of the spinning wheel is singer-guitarist Brent Rademaker (Beachwood Sparks, the Tyde, Further). While Rademaker is the unchanging core, various lineups of the band have included his former Beachwood Sparks bandmate and drummer Tom Sanford, guitarist Neal Casal (Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Furthur), guitarist Jason Soda (Everest, Watson Twins) and bassist Kip Boardman (Watson Twins).

Last summer GospelbeacH continued to deftly honor the grand tradition of West Coast rock and roll with their second album Another Summer of Love. This time around it was more 70’s FM rock than 60’s AM gold, more cosmo than country with a theme of timeless love delivered through straightforward, inviting songwriting and singing by Rademaker.

Warm classic production and tight harmonies are helmed once again by guitarist/vocalist Jason Soda. Recorded in Los Angeles at Palomino Sound, Jason’s new 1970’s vintage artisan recording studio. Third GospelbeacH core member Jonny Niemanns adds cascading piano, organ and mellotron fill out the album’s rich sound.

 “Change of Heart”, a previously unreleased single from the album. The song features effortlessly cool vocals and bouncy, power pop-tinged rock and roll sound. References to Tom Petty are unmistakeable, but you can also hear the band finding inspiration in acts like Mikal Cronin and Traveling Wilburys. Their is a sunny California vibe to the song, even though it seems to be dabbling in the fare of a broken relationship. The band also throws in some vibrant group harmonies that give it a warm, surf pop sound. Ultimately “Change of Heart” captures a different side of Rademaker’s musical vision, proving he isn’t an artist put all his eggs into one basket when it comes to the genres he tackles.

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In the tradition of the Troubadour scene of the 1970’s Another Summer of Love also features some of the GospelbeacH friends and Los Angeles’s finest players and singers including, Pearl Charles, Miranda Lee Richards, members of Wilco, Mapache, Eels, and pickers from the Grand Ole Echo. The album artwork features reflective photography by GospelbeacH guitarist/singer Neal Casal and Allah-Las drummer Matthew Correia. 

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Played and sung by
Brent Rademaker- vocals, guitar & bass
Jason Soda- vocals, guitars
Jon Niemann- keyboards
with
Kyle Crane- drums
George Sluppick- drums
Andres Renteria- percussion
Pearl Charles- vocals
Sam Blasucci- vocals
Will Courtney- vocals
Steve Taylor- vocals

 

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