The Forty Nineteens “Good Fortune”
The Forty Nineteens are a pop/garage rock band from Los Angeles. Their list of influences include some of the coolest acts ever (ie Elvis Costello, The Clash, Tom Petty, Iggy and The Stooges). Add that to the fact they have played with people like Robin Zander and Gilby Clarke then our expectation levels are pretty high.
It’s clear right from opening number “And Such And Such” that if you’re looking for an album to beat away the winter blues then this may be the one for you. Songs like “Easy Come, Easy Go”, “The Longer I Wait” and “Crocodile Tears” are great little power pop numbers. Some may say it’s adult pop but most importantly, they’re well-crafted guitar based songs with strong melodies.
That’s not to say that the band’s afraid to throw the odd curve ball in as well. “My Camaro (Have Some Fun)” adds a bit of a Latin flavour for a party feel. Whilst, conversely, “Purple Microdot” has a real psychedelic feel to it (not surprisingly given the title!).
As we said at the outset, this is an album to blow your blues away during the dark winter months. It has a relaxed and carefree pop vibe to it. It will have you reminiscing about long, lazy, summer days. The Forty Nineteens keep it pleasantly simple with ten songs of bright, breezy and classy power pop.