Thursday, February 12, 2015
Da Souza - "Boca a boca"
Famèlic Records has kept our ears full thanks to their growing catalogue of stellar releases. Yet even amongst other acclaimed albums from fellow labelmates Germà Aire and Univers, Da Souza still feels like a revelation. On last year’s grossly underrated (outside of Catalunya anyway) debut Flors i violència, the Barcelona group skipped nostalgia in favor of a spirited mash-up of Japandroids and Les Savy Fav topped off with slight touches of emo (Dads, American Football) to great results. "Boca a boca," latest single from a just-released split EP with Regalim titled Bossanova infinita, signals an impressive growth for the band. As an organ-led intro gives way to their trademark sunny and uninhibited hooks, there’s glimpses of a newfound confidence, which help make this meeting of precious and punk especially memorable. As writer Glòria Guso put it a year ago, “that is what they do, and they do it well.”