Escondido “Evil Girls”
RIYL: First Aid Kit, Fleetwood Mac, Ennio Morricone, The Secret Sisters, The Civil Wars
As soon as I heard that trumpet blare, I was hooked.
I must admit, I don’t know if I would’ve picked up this album on my own, and that’s a shame, ‘cause I would’ve been missing out on some awesome music. I haven’t been able to stop listening to this band, and they’re easily my current jam.
Escondido was recommended to me last week, and I spent a lot of time with it over the weekend. I had a couple of big design projects, so I played them almost incessantly while I worked. Recorded in just ONE day, The Ghost of Escondido is a mysterious, desert, musical trip. I really love Jessica Maros’ lyrics, too (especially in Cold October). When I was looking more into the band, I thought the guy looked so familiar. Turns out, it’s Tyler James. I quickly recognized him because when I was a senior in high school, I bought an EP he had done, and loved his song, Don’t Leave. Funny sometimes, how life works in circles.
Anyway, I definitely recommend this band and this record, perfect for riding off into a southwestern sunset. And I’m happy to hear that they’ve got a new album on the way! I’ve included a couple videos below of other songs that I really enjoy. You can check out the rest of their album here, and then go forth and buy their music!