One of the most anticipated releases of the summer just dropped. The new Mothboxer album "Sand And the Rain" is the latest slice of Beatlesque pop from Mothboxer leader Dave Ody. It's a strong candidate for the year's best album and a reliable scratch for that English power pop itch.
Since 2007, Mothboxer has quietly released four great albums and a couple of EPs (all available for download at the Mothboxer site).. The band charts a center stream squarely between XTC, Pugwash and the Electric Soft Parade. I'd recommend every track to readers of this blog. All are brilliant and well worth your time. Thanks to Power Pop authority David Bash for turning me on to this great band.
Dave Ody has almost every bit of Mothboxer's music available for purchase on line. I've included the very few tracks that are not available to purchase in my compilation. There are three tracks from a Dave Ody solo studio session and a couple of instrumental versions of album tracks posted to SoundCloud. If anyone else has any rare/unreleased Mothboxer tracks, I would really love to hear them. Please contact me.
1 It's Been Going On Too Long (instrumental version)
2 Don't Know What To Say (solo studio version)
3 Dream in Time (instrumental version)
4 Sad Crazy Love Songs (solo studio version)
5 Don't Remember (solo studio version)