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Nauti-Cal: Funky Yacht Rock & AOR Mixtape by Shawn Lee of Young Gun Silver Fox

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Young Gun Silver Fox, Yacht Rock mixtape, Shawn Lee

Impose magazine recently premiered our mixtape by Shawn Lee of Young Gun Silver Fox called Nauti-Cal. YGSF’s new album, West End Coast, is available now on Wax Poetics Records.

 

Impose‘s Meredith Schneider wrote:

Young Gun Silver Fox — comprised of multi-instrumentalist producer Shawn Lee (AM & Shawn Lee and Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra) and U.K. singer-songwriter Andy Platts (Mamas Gun) — have created quite the ruckus around their west coast pop/rock sound. Their debut album West End Coast dropped in the U.S. on July 15th to outstanding reviews, and the guys want to keep the musical inspiration going with a mixtape, premiering now exclusively for IMPOSE readers’ ears.

Shawn Lee has curated a mixtape called Nauti-Cal: Funky Yacht Rock & AOR, and it is an ever-perfect tribute to the waning days of this gorgeously hot summer. It’s got some pretty gnarly tracks on it, which just emphasizes Lee’s impeccable taste further. It’s a throwback that’s making us happier than clams, and it’s definitely a must-have as we transition into autumn.

Says Lee of the playlist, “The late ’70s were a special time. Analog recording was at its HIFI apex. West Coast pop music of the day was sophisticated, crafted, and, well, pretty darn marvelous! I’ve made a mix of the classics—deep cuts and fine examples of an era of music that I loved growing up and that inspired me in making the Young Gun Silver Fox album, West End Coast. AOR, West Coast, yacht rock, city pop—whatever you wanna call it… It’s smooth as hell and makes me smile.”

 Mixtape Tracklisting
1. You Win I lose- Hal Bradbury
2. Pretend he’s me – Robert Byrne
3.Somethings are better unsaid- Player
4. The Saliors song- Pages
5. House on the rock – Rob Mehl
6. People gotta move – Gino Vanelli
7. Whatcha gonna do- Pablo Cruise
8. Nightfly- Donald Fagen
9. Steal Away- Robbie Dupree
10. Lihue- Nohelani Cypriano
11. Much Higher- Gary Wright
12. Jojo – Boz Scaggs
13. Phantom of the footlights- The Larsen Feiten Band
14. I wouldn’t want to be like you- The Alan Parsons Project
15. You belong to me- The Doobie Brothers
16. Alone too long- Hall & Oates
17. Biggest part of me – Ambrosia

August 15th, 2016 | | Mixtape
Playlists

Soft Rock That’s Hard A.F.

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Soft Rock

To celebrate the North American release of Young Gun Silver Fox‘s West End Coast (Wax Poetics Records) on Friday, July 15, 2016, we’ve put together a little playlist of some soft rock, yacht rock, and AOR gems that we keep on rotation.

 

 

More on Young Gun Silver Fox:

West Coast End picks up where Daft Punk’s “Fragments of Time” left off—with a modern reimagining of the classic West Coast AOR studio sound of the mid- to late ’70s, when soulful and slick soft rock ruled the FM airwaves. This peak era of sophisticated analog production and stellar musicianship and songwriting produced iconic vibes from artists like Loggins & Messina, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates, Carly Simon, Ambrosia, America, and more.

Young Gun Silver fox is made up of singer-songwriter Andy Platts of U.K. soul-rock band Mamas Gun and multi-instrumentalist producer Shawn Lee, an American expat who has made a name for himself in the group AM & Shawn Lee, as well as his solo outfit, Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra (see the massively popular and often-licensed “Kiss the Sky” featuring Nino Moschella). With West Coast End, the duo has created a wholly authentic homage to the golden age of California pop—written and recorded in cloudy London.

Purchase Young Gun Silver Fox’s LP now.

July 14th, 2016 | | Playlists
New Releases

Introducing the yacht rock vibes of Young Gun Silver Fox…

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Young Gun Silver Fox by Dan Massie

Photo by Dan Massie

 

Wax Poetics Records introduces Young Gun Silver Fox and their debut album, West End Coast. Stream the entire album below. Purchase the vinyl now. Download it on iTunes.

West End Coast picks up where Daft Punk’s “Fragments of Time” left off—with a modern reimagining of the classic West Coast AOR studio sound of the mid- to late ’70s, when soulful and slick soft rock ruled the FM airwaves. This peak era of sophisticated analog production and stellar musicianship and songwriting produced iconic vibes from artists like Loggins & Messina, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates, Carly Simon, Ambrosia, America, and more.

Young Gun Silver fox is made up of singer-songwriter Andy Platts of U.K. soul-rock band Mamas Gun and multi-instrumentalist producer Shawn Lee, an American expat who has made a name for himself in the group AM & Shawn Lee, as well as his solo outfit, Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra (see the massively popular and often-licensed “Kiss the Sky” featuring Nino Moschella). With West End Coast, the duo has created a wholly authentic homage to the golden age of California pop—written and recorded in cloudy London.

 

July 11th, 2016 | | New Releases
Videos

New (NSFW) video “Make Love” from the Jack Moves

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Check out the new (NSFW) video for “Make Love” from the Jack Moves via Flaunt:

A lot of babies were made in the ’70s to the soundtacks of Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendegrass, Al Green, and Barry White; men who sang songs about what they wanted to do and how they wanted to do it. Zee Desmondes and Teddy Powell of The Jack Moves are ready to make some babies of their own happen with their new single, “Make Love.” The video—which we are thrilled to premiere here—was shot by Austrian fashion photographer Christian Anwander and features Powell grooving on the drums while Desmondes licks his Mick Jaggeresque lips, slowly thrusting his guitar in rhythm, before graciously cutting to slow motion images of bikini’d Brazilian bombshell Aline Weber floating in a pool of a milky liquid. Alternating between shots reminiscent of Blake Little’s work—with Weber on a light table having honey drizzle down her curves, viscously connecting the spaces in between her limbs—the video will definitely make you want to make love, take a cold shower, or both. Milk and honey indeed.

Buy the album here.

Director: Christian Anwander
Creative Director and Editor: Poppie van Herwerden
Director of Photography: Rory Mulhere
Model: Aline Weber for imgmodels.com
Stylist: Caitlyn Leary
Hair: William Schaedler
Makeup: Robert Greene

December 10th, 2015 | | Videos
New Releases

Limited-edition Bones & Beeker 7-inch: “Heartbroken in Love” b/w “Oh Lord”

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Bones & Beeker

Bones & Beeker‘s debut album just dropped, but we’re still waiting on the December vinyl release.

But wait no longer for this limited-edition 7-inch featuring “Heartbroken in Love” and “Oh Lord”!

Purchase it at our storefront and listen to the tracks below.

November 30th, 2015 | | New Releases
jack moves
Young Gun Silver Fox 'West End Coast' (Wax Poetics Records)
Bones & Beeker (Wax Poetics Records)
The Jack Moves LP