The sweet-sounding indie rock of Guards also incorporates a vintage ’60s pop element that might seem familiar, and that could be due to the fact that frontman Richie Follin is the brother of Madeline Follin of CULTS. There are certainly similarities between the two bands, but each is a different beast of its own. So, back to Guards. The three-piece released one of my favorite EPs in 2010 full of hearty gems like “Resolution of One” and “Crystal Truth”. Their latest single, “Silver Lining,” follows suit — cozy, delightful, rollicking and a reason to eagerly look forward to their full-length debut. Download it for free below!
Guards’ forthcoming album, In Guards We Trust, comes out February 5, 2013.