In these ultra-nostalgic times, L.A. country-rockers Beachwood Sparks are in the ultra-nostalgic position of being a retro band whose own initial late-’90s psych revival now also scans as retro. Double-retro! Meta-retro! But they’re taking their own advice — “Keep on shinin’ like a star” — and releasing a set of lo-fi recordings from their first summer together 16 years ago, a “lost” record called Desert Skies. Lead single “Make It Together” has a sprightly skip in its step tempered by the mellow glow that always lingers at the fringes of a Beachwood Sparks song. Hear the song below, and catch the band live at the Mollusk Big Sur Jamboree 9/27-28 at the Fernwood Resort in Big Sur, CA.
Desert Skies is out 11/20 on Alive Naturalsound Records.