This Is Our Jam: Ganglians, “Drop The Act”

“This is a sad, sad song, for all you sad, sad people,” Ganglians proclaim at the beginning of “Drop the Act,” after which they launch into a bout of joyously uplifting campfire lo-fi. Like the rest of the long-locked beardos of Woodsist, Sacramento’s Ganglians dabble in the sort of rock-‘n’-roll their dads were rolling joints to in the ‘60s and ‘70s. While Woods’ sound is molded from the four godheads of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Ganglians have a sunnier, more Beach Boys-indebted surf-rock jangle that begs to be sung along to. This isn't a sad song at all, but exactly the opposite: "Why don't you drop the act and find a decent point of view?" Ganglians sing. You get the feeling that nothing can bring these guys down.

Ganglians—Still Life
"Drop the Act"

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