Photo by John Bergin
Texas' Good Looks are going to be a hard bad to describe, despite not being all that out there musically. Reading their press release, "Vision Boards" is compared to John Mellencamp and their upcoming album is called a "folk record." And I can see why, I really can. There is a certain middle American working class twang to the song. But, it's more like if Sonic Youth had formed in Texas and gotten really into The Magnetic Fields, but decided to try to play a more straight up rock sound... kinda? Like I said, "Vision Boards" is hard to describe since it resides somewhere that's too weird for "normal" music but not out there enough to be art rock or weirdo music. All that said, this is a great song that you're going to want to check out.
Tyler Jordan of Good Looks explains his hatred of vision boards:
“It’s really just another version of ‘you’re poor because you wanna be.' In this song, I’m thinking about the very real structural limitations that make it hard to succeed in the music business, while at the same time acknowledging my own personal limitations holding me back, and trying to release them.”
You can watch the video for "Vision Boards" below. Bummer Year is due out April 8 on Keeled Scales, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Good Looks, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.