The Soft White Sixties formed in 2010, but it wasn’t until 2014 that they released their debut, Get Right. Why the delay? Because the band, through based in San Francisco, was forged on the road. Through years of living in a 15 passenger van, testing their songs through trial and error in front of live audiences, they became a tight musical collective with a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll and a whole lot of soul.
Bursting with creative energy, the band knew they had to slow down and capture it on record, so they fleshed out the band to four—frontman Octavio Genera, guitarist and keyboard player Aaron Eisenberg, bassist Ryan Noble and drummer Joey Bustos– took to East Nashville to solidify the album and worked with producer/mixer Matt Linesch (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Dave Mason), United Recording in Los Angeles. Since their debut, the band has kept up a hard touring schedule, but hasn’t been as shy about recording new material, adding guitarist and keyboard player Rob Fidel to the mix along the way. On December 2nd they’ll release their latest album, The Ocean Way.
Today, Elmore is premiering “Miss Beverly,” a track from the upcoming EP. Echoing handclaps set the beat and introduce the playful, sexy tune. Genera tells us about the track, “seeing that Hollywood sign from 390 miles away took a toll on me.” His slightly distorted, soulful croon stands out on the track, and he soars with passion when he proclaims, “Now you’re single, Miss Beverly.” The band backs him up with jangling keys and wild percussion, choral harmonies adding a head-bobbing, hip-shaking depth.