Pale Mara’s new single, ‘Sun POV Song’, sounds like it’s come straight out of Haight-Ashbury. It’s from their self-titled album, set for release on December 14.
Pale Mara came from the north and from the south, coming together in Brooklyn, and their music is likewise a fusion of old and new, a trip down memory lane, calling to mind for this writer the likes of The Seekers, and especially The Mamas And The Papas; the laid back – folky yet jangly – electric guitar and close harmonies conjure up visions of peace, love, and ‘Hair’. Don’t drop the bomb! Make love not war!
‘Sun POV Song’ is a happy, peaceful, gorgeous track, the third to be released from their self-titled album, afrer ‘Not Like I Used To’ and ‘Bird’, and it’s set for release on December 14. Lee Godleski on 12 string and Allison Robinson on guitar share the lead vocals, and are the face of Pale Mara, but they’re also accompanied by Thea Garlid on bass and backing vocals, David Kammerer on lead guitar, and David Christian on drums. That’s a lot of guitars (and a lot of Davids), but it works, and together Pale Mara produce music that you can’t just listen to one time, but have to repeat over and over.
It’s clear that the members of Pale Mara have talent in spades, and enjoy working together. The harmonies on ‘Sun POV Song’ merge until the voices become inseparable from each other, and send us of on a wave of nostalgia and a longing for the warm summers of a long-ago age.
It’s also worth listening to the other tracks Pale Mara have already released. Their ‘Votive’ EP, which came out in 2016, has the same appealing vintage feel.
You can see Pale Mara in concert on the following dates:
November 21 – The Collaborative (Warren, RI)
November 24 – Luthier’s Co-op (Easthampton, MA)
December 15 – The Footlight Bar (Queens, NY)
December 28 – Lola’s Saloon (Fort Worth, TX)