Premiere: Private Island, ‘Enough’
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L.A.-based Private Island has one foot in the retroism of smooth jazz and funk and the other in the gang’s-all-here musical collectivism of modern indie-pop. In either place, it’s all about the sextet finding a groove, with warm keys and seductive bass lines setting the mood for their youthful yearning. The band — Christian Lum, Michelle Guerrero, Tommy Nickerson, Tim Barbour, Roger Mawer and Cameron Anderson — debuted last fall with their EP “A Good Look.” They’ve been working with producer/engineer Bob Curtin at the Alamo on a new release, and “Enough” is their shiny new bauble. Sounding a little bit like Local Natives or Young the Giant trying something a little Steely Dan, “Enough” is about wanting what you can’t have: “Sometimes I hate you / Cause I can’t get enough / I can’t just simply have it all.” We know the feeling. The song is the first single off Private Island’s sophomore EP, “Sunbreak,” planned for release in early 2016.
||| Stream: “Enough”
||| Also: Download “Bear Hands” from the band’s first EP
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