Soft Rock That’s Hard A.F.
To celebrate the North American release of Young Gun Silver Fox‘s West End Coast (Wax Poetics Records) on Friday, July 15, 2016, we’ve put together a little playlist of some soft rock, yacht rock, and AOR gems that we keep on rotation.
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West Coast End picks up where Daft Punk’s “Fragments of Time” left off—with a modern reimagining of the classic West Coast AOR studio sound of the mid- to late ’70s, when soulful and slick soft rock ruled the FM airwaves. This peak era of sophisticated analog production and stellar musicianship and songwriting produced iconic vibes from artists like Loggins & Messina, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates, Carly Simon, Ambrosia, America, and more.
Young Gun Silver fox is made up of singer-songwriter Andy Platts of U.K. soul-rock band Mamas Gun and multi-instrumentalist producer Shawn Lee, an American expat who has made a name for himself in the group AM & Shawn Lee, as well as his solo outfit, Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra (see the massively popular and often-licensed “Kiss the Sky” featuring Nino Moschella). With West Coast End, the duo has created a wholly authentic homage to the golden age of California pop—written and recorded in cloudy London.
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