Friday, August 01, 2014

Any Song That Borrows From Wichita Lineman Is Ok With Me

Pacific State is duo singer songwriter Berri Farley and writer-producer Simon Marlin.  They seamlessly use the unforgettable strings/horns from Glen Campbell's Wichita Lineman in their first musical offering Coming HomeThe bastard child of Adele and Massive Attack is their self-description of the music.   Morcheeba also comes to mind.  Simon sent out a demo of the song desperate to find the right singer.  Berri ran with it.  Simon was the mastermind behind The Shapeshifters aka Shape:UK.

According to their Facebook page, the band name:  It references the eponymous classic rave track from 808 State but it also encompasses the American music the pair love, from Crosby, Stills and Nash to Sly and the Family Stone: “It’s 808 folk,” says Marlin with a grin. 

They have recorded an album's worth of material so let's assume they'll be a lot more to hear in a short amount of time.