I wasn't really sure what to expect from an album and band called "Boys School," but then I remembered that I should never have expectations as I am often left dissapointed, fortunately, this was not to be the case here, in fact I was pleasantly surprised.
This album is a sparkling piece of work with ballads sitting comfortably besides more up-tempo numbers and a cover of Abba's S.O.S. Sometimes you get a hint of Brett Farkas influences, think Elvis Costello, T-Rex and The Jam and you are some way there to understanding what this album is all about. This is a blinding album, full of stompers and a couple of superb ballads. Go take a listen!
When do the girls get here?
Known for his uniquely prominent and wide spanned style of guitar playing within the LA music scene for the likes of Lord Huron, Amnion (with former Magnetic Zero Aaron Embry) and soul legend, Solomon Burke, Detroit native Brett Farkas steps up to the front and assembles his own clever cast to deliver a half hour fun-ride of sneering rock and roll, addictive pop and thoughtful ballads. Boys School's self titled debut album flows with immense energy, original attitude and lyrical honesty while paying tribute to a rich inspiration of early rock n roll, 70's glam and punk, classic soul music, 90's college radio and the traditional songsmith.
-Featuring the up tempo tracks, "Medicated", "Talking to Myself" , "So Cool - featuring Andy Clockwise" and "There It Goes"; the ballad "I'm With You"; and the epic rendition of Abba's, "S.O.S.".
-Produced by Luke Adams, and includes many regulars to the LA music community including, Stella Mozgawa (drummer of Warpaint), Andy Clockwise, Mia Dyson and Aaron Embry (Edward Sharpe).
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