The Tarnished Gold (Sub Pop Records)
release date: 6/26/2012
by Scott Hefflon
First album in 11 years for this ’60/’70s California sunshine-style band. While not as gloriously heartbreaking as “By Your Side” (remembered by the well-put-together Scott Pilgrim vs. the World soundtrack), the aptly-titled “Sparks Fly Again” provides a pleasant Grateful Deadsian jam for summer roadtrips, your bare feet sticking out the windows.