Billy Tibbals – “Onwards and Upwards / Lucy”


That crack crew over at Curation slip out one more nugget of joy before the doors close on 2022 for good. With their coffers already full to brimming with psych, jam, and country, they go in for one more round on the West Coast power pop, sliding this single in nicely alongside labelmates Uni Boys. In fact the single was produced by the Boys’ Reza Matin, and it shares a love for the soft-punch punk that the Uni’s wrap themselves in — picking up nods to Milk n’ Cookies, The Quick, Advertising, and Colors. The A-side bolts out of the speakers with a crispness that demands attention. Whistle-clean guitars and dreamboat harmonies propel “Onwards and Upwards,” feeling like a single-out of time, a yellow pill lost on the bathroom floor. The flip is a bit softer, but with a silken step and sense of drama that puts this squarely in the Sparks camp. Not a bad first impression if you ask me. The band is releasing this one before they hit the road, taking Hollywood glam on the lamb to your town soon.

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