Artist: Pete Milo
Label: Cabinessence Records, 2014
Pop melodies and hooks, 60s garage riff, blend in lo-fi resulting a raw catchy pop album. 'Activation' for me is that kind of album.
It goes as raw as well in 'Mixed Up Shook Up', a rock and roll based start-up with still the noise is so oldies kind of garage band. 'Green Tea', 'Mistakes Draw Eyes', and 'Everything That Happened' remember me of The Beatles' first three album.
However, there are other songs sound modern enough and not just digging out the 60s roots. The first track 'Parameters' is the example, injecting synthesizer to extend the influence to some kind of powerpop. 'Zodiacs' takes a bit of indie-rock influence. 'Transparent' closes this album with the nowadays garage rock in the beginning and a little surprising treatment when the song ended with sweet electropop tune, yet the transition is not smooth enough. If you are curious to know how he gives pop some kind of alternative taste, go to his bandcamp.