Sometimes an act spins off a band and goes on to exceed the success of the former. It’s hard to tell if this is the case with bassist John Peña. His band Beach Fossils has drawn considerably attention, including “Adversity” as Song of the Day, a look at their EP What a Pleasure and a review of their self-titled album. His side band Heavenly Beat, on the other hand, only has one piece of coverage.
While his front-band may have garnered a touch more success to date, I have a feeling that songs like “Faithless” will quickly propel him further into the spotlight. Available on his upcoming 7″ Faithless, the song’s beachy, bossa-nova feel strikes it as a quick win in my book. The record will be available on Captured Tracks later this month.