Here we have California’s Neverever, a four-piece power-pop (among other genres) band that really has a fantastic grasp on classic grungey 60s garage pop. Their featured track, “Wedding Day,” is taken from their debut EP, Shake-A-Baby, due out on January 17, 2012.
This track is so enjoyably catchy with its instant funky bass, wobbly electric guitar, and steady classic rock beat, I found it hard to pass up listening to the entire thing. The female vocals are emotionally filled with angst and desperation, which is perfect once you listen to the lyrics. I can only imagine that this song (and probably record) is a blast to perform and see live. It’s so vivacious. As for their Shake-A-Baby EP (which I’m now impatiently anticipating), the band explains its foundation:
“The EP is loosely about the likes of child brides and sugar empire heirs either reluctantly growing up or simply choosing not to. Clinging to pre-teen and adolescent freedoms, Miss Teen Californian girlfriends, carefree trips, and dream-like loves, whether the changing world around them allows it or not. Some influences include the Raspberries, Dwight Twilley and Phil Seymour, ELO, Kim Fowley, Fleetwood Mac, Big Star, Alvin Stardust, Sandy Salisbury.” -Neverever’s SoundCloud
Oh god, does it get any better than that? A glamorous, uninhibited shit show of epic proportions. I cannot wait! If you can’t either then be sure to mark your calendars for their EP release on January 17, 2012!