BoxSpeaker favorites Pacific Air (formerly known as KO KO) dropped their first album Stop Talking today.
The 11-track debut includes “Move” and “So Strange,” the track originally released during their time as KO KO – and gained them widespread YouTube play on an outdoor gear ad.
While the album is filled with indie rock tracks that have a very early 90s influence with an added sunny Los Angeles beach feel, the third track “Roses” sticks out with a sound that’s best described as the resurrection of Lubbock Sound especially the theharmonies and sound Buddy Holly produced later on that heavily influenced the surf pop genre. The track also features Lizzy Land, a Zooey Deschanel-sounding female harmony – this further emphasizes the band’s 1950s redux style because Zooey Deschanel and the Zooey Deschanel style is the musical-interior design-personality poster child of the Pinteresting modern reappropriation of 1950s culture.
Overall, Stop Talking lives up to Pacific Air’s (and many other recent sunny-day-at-the-beach bands’) sound – bringing happy, cute indie rock tracks with a touch of this music generation’s electropop synths and effects here and there.