JESSE COBB AND THE GOLDEN WEST
MICHAEL MICHAEL MOTORCYCLE
Centering on earworm melodies and earth-worn atmospheres, Bay Area-based Michael Michael Motorcycle have struck gold pursuing a layered (but simultaneously no-frills) sound that, like their band name, doesn’t take itself too seriously.Lead single Just Don’t Mean a Thing is an icebreaker song. And it’s a hell of a fun listen: an unassuming yet melodic banter session about getting casual tattoos, growing your hair long, and singing really loud – in other words, about finally doing something you’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Harmonies pour outwards, a hint of country twang draws you in, and saxophone solos suddenly rise up in a sonic coup d’etat in an effort that, on a deeper level, promotes the pursuit of happiness in self-actualization.