San Cisco : Between You and Me Review
By Bea Willis
Bringing us surf rock and indie pop sounds from down under is a band called San Cisco. The band started in 2009 under the name King George with their four original members, Jordi, Josh, Scarlett, and Nick. In 2018 bassists, Nick was replaced by longtime friend Jennifer. Now San Cisco is a three-piece comprising Jordi Davieson (guitar, lead vocals), Josh Biondillo (guitar, vocals), and Scarlett Stevens (drums, vocals). San Cisco is releasing Between You and Me via Island City Records/Nettwerk Music Group. This is their fourth studio album, which features eleven tracks.
“Skin” begins the San Cisco experience with synth sounds and a clean guitar bending out a melody. Davieson takes the lead on this one. His melody is supported by Stevens vocals too. The trio has a knack for writing catchy melodies and a beat that is pop-rock perfection. A tasteful guitar solo fills the golden ratio and builds to superb three-part harmonies. San Cisco’s sound is stronger than ever.
“Messages” has an upbeat rock feel with Stevens taking the lead. Her voice is airy and light, as the catchy melody delivers the lyrics. The hues of the song and inner brilliance of the lyrics carry the charm of this selection. This catchy, fun style runs through the album with its mild, but constant popping up to rock to make sure the musical magic can be felt.
Between You and Me is sublime in its pop-rock approach, San Cisco will take you on a musical journey for a musical delight. The retro-sounding music is what people are listening to in conjunction with the classic tunes, and San Cisco is a new gem. San Cisco is fun retro music with a little of today’s attitude and influence, Between You and Me.
Date First Available : July 10, 2020
Manufacturer : Nettwerk Records
About the author
With an unwavering passion for music that began at the tender age of five, I embarked on a journey of self-expression through the piano, later expanding my repertoire to the guitar and the art of singing. As a seasoned performer in cozy coffee shops and harmonious choir ensembles, I've immersed myself in the diverse tapestry of musical genres, seeking to uncover the intricate qualities that strike a chord within our souls.
Beyond my personal experiences, my journalistic pursuits have led me to explore the stories and inspirations behind the melodies we hold dear. As a music journalist, I aim to delve into the heart of each composition, shedding light on the creative minds that have shaped the soundscape of our lives.
In my downtime, you can find me serenading my loyal canine companion with heartfelt tunes on the guitar or indulging in retail therapy to enhance my ever-growing wardrobe. Songwriting holds a special place in my heart, and I yearn for the day when I can share my creative talents with the world. Until then, my passion for uncovering the emotional power within music continues to drive my insightful reviews and analyses, as I journey through the rich landscape of melodies that move us.