MARKET EAST: “Orange & Me” b/w “Our Love Will Always Win”: 7”

Listening to this made me feel like I’d discovered some hidden jewel of the ‘60s. With nectarous harmonies and viscous grooves, Market East strike a congruent balance between pop, psych, and soul in their latest EP. And though it’s only two songs long, this EP feels like a fully realized creative vision. Market East’s ornate wall-of-sound production would assuredly earn a nod of approval from Phil Spector himself—as would their lovesick lyrics and clever cadences. It’s like if the Magical Mystery Tour made lengthy pit stops in Malibu and Detroit, picking up some Beach Boys and Motown influences along the way. If this is what Market East can do with two songs, I can’t wait to see what they’ll do with ten. –Simone Carter (La-Ti-Da, [email protected], latidarecords.com)