Glasgow, Scotland's jangle pop extraordinaires U.S. Highball recently announced their third full-length, A Parkhead Cross of the Mind, due out March 25th from Lame-O Records, and today the duo are back with another new single, "Let's Save Bobby Orlando's House."
A Parkhead Cross of the Mind offers U.S. Highball's finest batch of pop gems yet, full of songs that are equal parts wit and heart. Each track is packed with pop culture nods, inside jokes, and hooks upon hooks that reward the listener with every return listen--as evidenced by "Let's Save Bobby Orlando's House" a two and a half minute romp of chiming guitars and bouncy drum machine beats that nods to Yo La Tengo and Neil Young while sounding like a long lost Sarah Records classic.
U.S. Highball--made up of longtime friends Hindle and Calvin Halliday--specialize in a kind of timeless guitar music that's packed with big choruses and little details. Drawing on everything from scrappy C86-inspired indie pop, to the humor-filled power pop of They Might Be Giants and Fountains of Wayne, the band's songs are full of musical and lyrical references that offer a whole world for the listener to discover. A Parkhead Cross of the Mind pays tribute to Glasgow and its enduring legacy of outstanding music, and along the way manages to pack an endless amount of personality and hooks into just 26 minutes of music.