San Francisco 8-piece Photons have just released their self-titled debut EP and what a stunning debut it is. 6 tracks running less than 18 minutes are all we get, but every second is well spent in company with the band and their amazing songs. Especially the opening track This Must Be Love is so catchy and utterly charming that it has to be among the loveliest tracks you’ll hear all year. Reviewers seem to be having a difficult time labeling the music and to me that is no different, as the band seems to be getting inspiration from just about every indie band from The Magic Numbers to The Strokes. The terms “eclectic” and “jangling guitar pop” have been used and I think I’ll stick to those as well.
+ This Must Be Love