"look west" 12 new acoustic songs coming September 2016.
Look for an interview with David Steinhart in the upcoming issue of The Big Takeover.
Not sure why these guys have sort of flown under the radar for three albums, as they should be on the scope of anyone who loves edgy, hooky, folk-pop. David Steinhardt is the main songwriting brainchild behind this SoCal outfit that really fires up music that is eclectically catchy on this, their fourth effort. The lead track “Southern Night” had me thinking, “I hear Elvis Costello, I hear the Beach Boys, I hear Tom Petty….”, but in reality, even though you can hear influences from them and other diverse acts throughout the thirteen songs, I really just hear The Furious Seasons. David’s husky but melodic vocals are dusted with adept backing harmonies, augmented by musical passages that seem to feel like a more organic E Street band. The songs can be haunting or joyous, or can scream in your face or let you kick back and let your soul get caressed by what is. Whoever influenced them, their main influence in songwriting is being unafraid – not merely pushing the envelope, but shredding it. “Bad Man” is a great example – the story of a tortured soul told with a gritty folk grove. That song is sandwiched between the dramatically edgy oldies punk of “Summer Rain” and the tongue-in-cheek joy of the jazzy-fueled “Full Discloser”. This is one of those types of bands who makes refreshing music by having a broad palette in musical, lyrical, genre, and influential tastes, and manages to weave it into a mosaic that is undeniably, uniquely their own sound. – MW Powerpopholic