Is this the new classic rock? Echo Park indie artist AM brings a heady brew of twinkling Anglified California dream-pop to his new album Future Sons & Daughters produced by Charles Newman (Magnetic Fields). AM does all this with an acute, finessing ear for the ancient art of real, true songcraft. With, arguably, some of the best bridges and choruses in the bizness, drawing from the Beatles and Badfinger or Curtis Mayfield and Jorge Ben, AM demonstrates over and again the simple fact of songwriting life: that imagination and taste is what it's all about.
For his new album, AM found inspiration in his own extensive 1960s record collection ranging from obscure Brazilian music to Italian soundtracks. Fusing simple, intelligent lyrics, undeniable pop sensibilities and sparse, psychedelic grooves, Future Sons & Daughters strikes a balance between the classic and the modern. Blake West directed the first music video on HD for the single "Grand Opinion".