LA Weekly
Falling James

“4. The Cherry Bluestorms, Whirligig!
Singer Deborah Gee and former Dickies guitarist Glen Laughlin are clearly inspired by ’60s garage rock and psychedelic pop with their radiant new version of The Beatles’ “She Said, She Said” and such adoring original homages as “Roy Wood.” What makes the local power-pop group stand out from so many retro-minded bands is the strength of their songs, which are embellished further by Laughlin’s well-crafted production and arrangements. Gee’s enchanting vocals soar across such shimmering California-pop landscapes as “Seven League Boots,” in contrast to Laughlin’s urgently groovy “Purple Heart Magic,” which erases the line between mod and garage-rocking psychedelia.”–x40Vmhc

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