The Silver Seas, ‘High Society’ (Cheap Lullaby)
Formerly the Bees (the Nashville quartet that prompted a U.K. group to change its name to A Band of Bees), the Silver Seas specialize in familiar ’70s-style soft rock that combines the hazy harmonies of the Beach Boys with Jackson Browne’s running-on- empty rhythmic momentum. If these concise tunes weren’t so effortless or if their settings were slicker, you might gag on all the Hollywood-ready creamy goodness. A romantic everyman, songwriter Daniel Tashian underplays his commercial skills with a casual charm that shrugs where others might strain. He’s crafty, not contrived.
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