Out June 18 via Gran Calavera, Brandon Phillips and the Condition will release Summer Singles 2020. You can stream “Condition” first.
“Let’s blend power pop, two tone and Costello with Motown girl groups and do a song about working the fifth step of NA!” the band says.
Members of The Gadjits and The Architects supported by a huge rotating cast of Kansas City musical royalty wreck shop as a bubblegum-soul hit-factory. Trash talk aside, Brandon Phillips and The Condition do what they do with understated flex.
Take a melody reminiscent of a ’60s girl-group, bolt it to a boppy, ’80s backbeat, and then start hanging all the accouterments of power-pop-soul on it like aftermarket chrome on a Lambretta scooter.