California's pop enthusiasts The Canyon Rays are pleased to their debut LP West Coast Babesavailable September 2, 2014. The ten tracks pack in a summer's worth of sunshine clocking in at thirty minutes of pure golden rays.
California dream-pop instrumentalist Luke Hamel is no stranger to the sunshine pop of Southern California. The Canyon Rays founded their name as a tribute to the legendary Laurel Canyon, where, in addition to Echo Park, Hamel wrote and recorded the band's forthcoming LP, a love song to the Golden State. It's classic power pop at it's best with a mix of nostalgia and soft-psychedelic revival.
In 2013, The Canyon Rays released the holiday EP "Christmas in California." The San Francisco music blog, The Bay Bridged, debuted the EP, celebrating its "laid-back beach sounds with hooky pop motifs - a warming tribute to the holidays on both sides of California."
01. So Long Elsa Maye
02. I Love You Still
03. The Sunshine Growers
04. American Girlhood
05. To Live and Die in Tivoli, NY
06. Teenage Bliss
07. October Trees
08. Turn off the Wave Machine
09. Karmic Dream Sequence #2
10. Love Disease
08/30 New York, NY @ Pianos
08/31 Boston, MA @ O'Brien's Bar
09/02 Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar Tavern
09/03 Pawtuckett, RI @ News Cafe
09/04 Asbury, NJ @Asbury Music Festival
09/05 Providence, RI @ The Spot Underground
09/06 Bristol, PA @ Freddie's Tavern
09/07 Washington DC @ Treehouse Lounge
09/08 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
09/11 Annapolis, MD @ Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
09/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Trash Bar,
09/13 Annandale-on-Hudson @ Bard College
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