A pair of jangle-bangers from Oakland's dandy boys, the 1981.
Recorded at the start of the 2020 pandemic and inspired by the likes of Comet Gain, the Clean and Television Personalities, "Mona Lisa" is a two minute ode to finding inspiration in a smile among the confusion and struggle of every day living. "Nelson's Camera"- a tribute to NYC documentarian, Nelson Sullivan, carries on the party with another two minute anthem about capturing youth in a camera lens.
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This is Jed Sm... I mean Mick Trouble at the absolute height of his powers. Mick is the master of chiming guitars, expert melodicism (including in the bass parts), and songs that simultaneously make you ecstatic and angry at Thatcher (or whoever the Thatcher analog is in your life situation). Best album of the year. Jeremy Jensen