Trevor Menear: Today’s Yesterday

Trevor Menear‘s album Some Kind Of Sunshine is a record that makes you feel at ease. I think it’s the sound of the record – melodies that remind me of listening to the local Classic Rock radio station from the backseat of my dad’s station wagon – to the way it was recorded. Despite the clarity and quality of the recording, it has a distinctly vinyl feel. There is a beauty and depth to the songs and recording that make them stand out from today’s drum machines, bits, bytes, and samples… and it makes you nostalgic.

My favorite track off the record is “Give Her A Name,” a song co-written by Shane Alexander, another local LA singer/songwriter. How can you not love a song that references a rocking chair in the very first line? It reminds me of whenever I fly into Nashville and see the rocking chairs they have right at baggage claim. In that moment, I  know I am in the South; and I’m happy. In this song, when you see the image of him sitting in the rocking chair in the very first line, you know are in for something special. His set up does’t fail me; the specificity of his lyrics wind in and around the haunting guitar and in-between the cinematic strings.  Lines like “scarf in the wind and that look on her face” give me my “moment in time I still can’t escape.”

Trevor Menear | Give Her A Name

Menear will be having a free full band show at Hemingway’s Lounge this Sunday night. There will also be an open Jameson bar, which is pretty much a deal sealer. Get there early, as the doors will close after 300 people. Here are all the details:

Camerata Sundays Presents | Sunday, June 26th | Hemingway’s Lounge 6356 Hollywood Blvd | Free admission from 9pm – 10pm
Trevor Menear – 10pm | Symphonic Circles – 11pm

For more information on Trevor Menear: Facebook | Bandcamp

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