Audiot (Skylab Operations)
by Tim Den
I’d like to see another record as drive-inducing as this. AM/FM‘s debut is one that makes you want to get in your car on a breezy summer day, open the sunroof, and cruise along the coast. It’s sunshiny and contains some of the best ’60s pop that never was. And these two musicians manage to make it all sound modern instead of retrosilly. I guess you can credit some of it to mainman Brian Sokel’s full-time band, Franklin, being such a lo-fi rockin’ machine. Either way, the guy has melded modern sensibilities with unabashed, classic pop into a homogenous mixture… with nice studio layering/trickery in tail. I can play this all day.