12 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

One might expect a San Francisco band named Soft White Sixties to be a loose and colorful psych group, but the name alludes to a type of lightbulb, not the city’s musical history. Soft White Sixties are a luscious mix of rock ’n’ roll and soul, with hints of glam for good measure. Vocalist Octavio Genera has a fantastic midrange voice that makes for solid rock crooning, and the songwriting on this debut is startlingly strong. The opening track, “City Lights,” is like a Black Keys number with a layer or two of fuzz stripped away, while songs like “Rubber Band” and “Treat Me” have the cool R&B strut that landed Fitz & The Tantrums in the limelight. “Lemon Squeezer” pounds and fizzes with ringing piano notes served as a tasty side dish, and “Up to the Light” could be the love child of T. Rex and The Raconteurs. Jim Greer (Foster the People) handles production.

EDITORS’ NOTES

One might expect a San Francisco band named Soft White Sixties to be a loose and colorful psych group, but the name alludes to a type of lightbulb, not the city’s musical history. Soft White Sixties are a luscious mix of rock ’n’ roll and soul, with hints of glam for good measure. Vocalist Octavio Genera has a fantastic midrange voice that makes for solid rock crooning, and the songwriting on this debut is startlingly strong. The opening track, “City Lights,” is like a Black Keys number with a layer or two of fuzz stripped away, while songs like “Rubber Band” and “Treat Me” have the cool R&B strut that landed Fitz & The Tantrums in the limelight. “Lemon Squeezer” pounds and fizzes with ringing piano notes served as a tasty side dish, and “Up to the Light” could be the love child of T. Rex and The Raconteurs. Jim Greer (Foster the People) handles production.

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

23 Ratings

This album rocks!

Mady0404,

If you don't know this band, you should. Then you can say "you knew them when"...

Working Class soul!

Colonel Forbin46,

Considering how rare it is for studio albums to capture a group's raw live essence appeal and honest blood, sweat and beers poured into such a tightly crafted sound like this, the Sixties did more then just 'get right' with this collection. It's been a while since an almost immediate sing-a-long type album like Get Right has landed on my plate, with fresh melodies, honest lyrics, and something I know I'll be listening to for years to come.

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