HEAR THIS: The Pozers
These Texas boys would desperately like you to believe they hail from the
docks of Liverpool, but thankfully their music is catchy and buoyant enough in its own right to disregard the explicit homages to a certain Fab Four, especially said Fab Four’s sunny psychedelic Sgt. Pepper/Magical Mystery Tour incarnation. Check out the achingly beautiful “My Maze,” the also achingly beautiful “The Fascination,” the Elvis Costello power-pop of “Every Little Chance You Get,” and the bouncy, vaudevillian head trip “Losing My Mind” on their sixth LP The Sun’s Going Down for a sweet aural treat. Don’t be fooled by the name: The Pozers obtain their own distinct style, voice, and charm, one rooted in the past yet, luckily for us, stuck in the present.