The Popravinas from the album Willy Nilly available on Zesty Smile Records (by Bryant Liggett)
Los Angeles, California rock band, The Popravinas, bounce, sway and swagger all across Willy Nilly. The reason people fall in love with the music of Marshall Crenshaw or Big Star is because the songs are fun that makes you feel good, a subtle twang and punk bounce that lives somewhere within miles and miles of big hooks. The Popravinas live in the same audio world. The guitar intro and Ric Flair’s scream ‘wooo’ on “Talkin’ Out Loud” kicks the record off in a Rock direction. The album opener is followed by The Ramone’s paced “Tim’s Basement”, a song where The Popravinas are singing about a bar, a basement, and someplace ‘you’ll find, it’s all down there’.
“Did Ya?” walks the line between weepy ballad and folk-psych with beautiful guitar fills while “Sofia (Cmu)” is more hooks and Bobby Keys-inspired saxophone at the end. “Almost Sick” is old school R&B that doubles as a drunken alt-country sing along with the line ‘almost sick of losin’ my mind’. “Hard Way (To Make an Easy Living)” is a Pop critique of what could be anyone’s day job. The closer in “Up the Coast to San Francisco” is a laid back, electro-folkie cut of escapism. Willy Nilly is a near perfect dose of Roots and Power Pop. The Popravinas are a band that makes you want to put on the Willy Nilly and drive around aimlessly chasing fun. The music reminds you of times when everything coming out of your boom-box, car-cassette deck or walk-man made you feel invincible. This is music that makes life good and The Popravinas waste no time getting you there. (by Bryant Liggett)
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