One excellent overlooked cd gem out there is PITY PARTY by Mas Rapido!. This group led by very talented singer/songwriter Frank Bednash often reminds you of groups like Badfinger, Big Star, and other UK power pop acts. PITY PARTY opens with the very strong track, "Emily Lloyd", which appears to be about the UK born actress. The song could almost be a UK pop charts single for sure.
Skilled bass player Bednash also alternates vocals with Donna Esposito. She adds another identity to the songs, reminding you of some 60's girl groups at times. What always comes through is the punchy bass lines written by Bednash. This guy has a great handle on what sounds good.
The big record companies need to take a listen to this small market cd and seriously consider signing these folks. These folks know how to craft music. Right now this cd is available through Cd Universe and at a few record stores around the country. Reportedly, Jackpot Records in Portland, Oregon has done some cool engineering work on these cds as well, giving them a wide and deep sound. For indie music, this is very good stuff.
You can sample this cd for free at Cd Universe's website and see what you think. I think you'll be impressed.
Even the cover art on this cd is pretty interesting and impressive, telling you that there's some really good music in this great indie cd. Every so often you find a little gem out there. And this is a very good cd. Good+++