Now Austin based, Geoff Bradford grew up in New York City before living in locales as different as France and Venezuela. That diversity no doubt influenced his musical tastes, as evidenced in his new EP, Texas Psychedelic. If there’s a musical theme that runs through the record, I’d have to say it’s 70’s pop, with bits of jazzy highlight. The title track features Bradford on his preferred instrument, bass guitar, and you could almost imagine the Bee Gees giving the song a go.
Saxophonist Eric Hargett comes through stellar jazz licks on This Meaningless Life and The Words He Didn’t Say that elevate pop ballads to another level. The outlier on the album is Drunken Bitter Messages, a post-punk, stripped down rock and roll song about the text messages from the ex that never end, to the mixed emotions of the recipient. If you’re like me and sometimes get in a music rut, throw Texas Psychedelic in your player and get a refreshing blast of something different.
About the author: I've actually driven from Tehatchapee to Tonopah. And I've seen Dallas from a DC-9 at night.