Hand In Mine - Jonathan Rado

from the album Law And Order (2013)

Back in March, I was eager to catch Foxygen at SXSW.  I had become enthralled with their record We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic and needed to see them live.  I was drawn by their impressive ability to put a new spin on vintage tones and vibes.  Unfortunately, the show was at a makeshift venue with muddled sound and I was stuck standing off to the side of the stage.    It was a disappointed.

As a result, I found myself skeptical on the first listen to Jonathan Rado's new solo album Law And Order.  This proved unwarranted.  The record is a successful extension of Foxygen's sonic mastery and contains several songs that I dig.

Top of the list is Hand In Mine, a duet reminiscent of the old Lee Hazelwood / Nancy Sinatra stylings of the late 60's.  The tones and vibe of that era are well captured, while keeping a firm, modern edge.  There is also an element of camp in his vocals that makes me smile.  Good song for a party mix.

Click Here to listen.  Hope you like it.

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