DANNY JAMES ETC.: Pear: CD

It’s difficult to avoid drawing Beatles comparisons when listening to Pear. Seriously, this sounds like the goddamn Beatles—it’s ridiculous. Danny’s got a sugar-sweet voice, but with an Oakland tinge to it, rather than U.K. flare. It’s pretty true to a Rubber Soulsound, too; tons of piano and hooks galore, not to mention a bit of speed and old-fashioned psych to keep Lee and pals at Burger happy. Hats off to the pear-style sticker on the album cover, as well (not far removed from Mother’s Children’s “Lemon”). These hippies may have what you’re looking for. 

 –Steve Adamyk (Burger)