Following up his critically acclaimed 2010 covers album Searching For Bart Davenport, this is a blast of power pop right out of 1980. A-side Someone2Dance channels equal parts Dwight Twilley and The Cars; a righteous affirmation of romantic liberation awash in reverb and complete with meltdown guitar solo. B-side Cheap Words deconstructs earlier pop versions of the song, with producer and longtime BD collaborator Sam Flax matching the dark lyric with a bed of minimal synthesizer and drum machine (PS…to check out some of Sam’s songs, which are killer in their own right, head over to his page at HigherColor.com).
But don’t take our word for it. Check out the A-side, Someone2Dance:
The Someone2Dance 7″ is a co-release with San Francisco’s Smile! Records, the new imprint from Bay Area svengali Neil Martinson. The vinyl is limited to a print run 500 copies, with covers hand-screened by Neil, and each copy comes with an MP3 download code. Pre-orders from the Antenna Farm Store will ship the first week of February, plenty of time to get you in the mood for our least favorite holiday. Click here for more info.
And for those of you in the Bay Area, Smile! is presenting the record release party on Friday, February 17th at San Francisco’s Cafe DuNord, with Sam Flax, Extra Classic, and of course, DJ Neil Martinson. Get tickets here.