Siluh Records offers an excellent EP for a great price (free), by retro native New Yorkers, We the They. Their calling it an EP, but at just three songs, it hardly lives up to the name â€œextended play.â€ Which is too bad, because I was really digging the Beach Boys/Doo Wop sound. The band does what (in my view) The Pipettes and The Kooks didnâ€™t quite achieve: They make the retro sound modern and relevant. â€œPasturesâ€ is pretty straightforward sunny bop, but â€œTo The Mountainsâ€ is the priceless gem. Taking the surfbeat sound to a song about preferring
the rivers to the oceans, and living â€œlike the Indians do,â€ it easily shuttles between pure fun and irony. The production, by Roger (Ben Kweller, Albert Hammond, Jr.) Greenawalt is top notch, and this is a record you want to hear. Trust me.