Premiere: Billy Changer, ‘She’s Good to Go’

Billy Changer (Photo by Jacquie Ray)
Billy Changer (Photo by Jacquie Ray)

The new single from L.A. garage-rock trio Billy Changer represents a monumental leap from anything on their 2014 debut album. “She’s Good to Go,” out today, is a taut, muscular rocker that gallops through 3 minutes over barbed-wire guitar, an ode to a “requiem dreamer” who’s ready to leave Los Angeles. The song is the first single from Billy Changer’s forthcoming album “Best of Fortune” (release date TBA). The album finds the band — Robert Cifuentes, Jimmy Ramirez and Wyatt Blair — working with producer/composer Michael Andrews, known primarily for his work in film and TV (“Donnie Darko,” “Me and You and Everyone We Know”) but who was a guitar fiend back in the day. “I wanted to get back in a room and play some electric guitar, produce,” Andrew says of the recording sessions in September at his Glendale studio. “They’re a great group of folks. It’s a departure from my recent work but right in my sweet spot from another era. … Old school.” Here’s to that school.

||| Stream: “She’s Good to Go”

||| Live: Billy Changer, along with Tijuana Panthers, Santoros, Colleen Green, So Many Wizards, Adult Books, Wild Wing and Moon Ensemble, play the one-day La Batalla Fest on Saturday at the Glass House. Tickets.