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BPM Premiere: Neverever – “Mexicoco”

By ; January 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM 

Californian quartet Neverever last week released their latest EP Shake-A-Baby on Slumberland Records, and with it they seem to have bottled up their trademark “technicolor smoke” sound into a perfect package just under twenty minutes long. Usually the style of a band whose sound is based in this kind of fuzzed-up guitar-driven pop-rock could never be described by the word “technicolor,” but Neverever’s sound is far from “usual.” This has a lot to do with the melodic guitar lines placed perfectly in tandem with the fuzz, the dabbles with organ and violin, and, most importantly, singer Jihae Meek’s vocals which have no qualms about straying way outside what may be common in this kind of musical setting.

Through her idiosyncratic vocal style, Meek manages to fully capture the spirit of the bummer summers and swooning romantics that manifest themselves in Neverever’s songs. “Mexicoco” caps off the Shake-A-Baby EP and finds Meek at her most spectacular, while accompanied by Beach Boys-esque backing vocals, making the song seem exactly what an interpretation of classic era pop song seen through the lens of the internet age should sound like.

Check out the track below and make sure to pick up Shake-A-Baby from your local record store now.

Neverever have some upcoming tour dates. Catch them at one of these if you can:

February 10th, Ace Hotel, Palm Springs w/ Dunes
February 11th, Aladdin Jr, Pomona, Burger Records night
February 25th, Bootleg Theatre, LA, w/ Veronica Falls and Bleached
March 1st, Harvard and Stone, LA

Shake-A-Baby cover art:

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