Essential New Music: GospelbeacH’s “Another Summer Of Love”

Tucked snugly in that happy place between cosmic country and neo-hippie bliss is Brent Rademaker and GospelbeacH. Fans of Beachwood Sparks will wallow in happiness for more swingin’ psychedelia. This effort is drenched in California love, the allure of deserts over cities and breezy, poppy classic-rock smatterings. Another Summer Of Love is a sure-fire soundtrack to the warmer months and colder beers. It’s packed with raucous riffs and hazy melodies complete with a lyrical nod to Paul Weller and the Jam. (“In the desert there’s a thousand things I want to say to you.”) Their last effort, Pacific Surf Line, was highlighted by the godlike guitar prowess of former Ryan Adams sideman Neal Casal. It’s initially worrisome to see he isn’t involved this time around, but that feeling disappears when you hear the six-string meanderings of Jason Soda, who also produced the record. If you’re feeling like a solid dose of retro-hazy rock ’n’ roll through the realest of Americana filters, here’s your pill.

—Scott Zuppardo