March 15, 2012

Gar Francis: Shine On

NYC garage rocker Gar Francis has released a new EP, Shine On. He is a veteran who is capable of teaching snotty kids how to get a psychedelic rock groove going. With a slightly hoarse voice he gets things going with the Bowie-esqe title track before delving into the melancholic mid-tempo Back In 1985, with a right-in-the pocket harmonica part as the icing on the cake.

Blue Cadillac start out as a Fifties piano-thumper before bursting into a high energy rhythm & blues with a speeding guitar chasing the song into a frenzy. Tragedy is a breather about a serious subject (the homeless) with a twelve string bit that has a glimmer of Norwegian Wood I'm Still Alive, sings Francis in the final track. For lovers of garage rock, old and new, that's excellent news indeed.

Gar Francis: guitars, vocals
Mike Caruso: bass
Lee Fink: guitars
Kurt Reil: backing vocals
Myke Scavone: harmonica
Rocco Scavone: drums

Gar Francis: Shine On

Shine On is released on Bongo Boy Records. Buy it from CD Baby.

Tracks:
  1. Shine On
  2. Back In 1985
  3. Blue Cadillac
  4. Tragedy
  5. I'm Still Alive

» garfrancis.com

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