Get to know Venice, CA-based band Leftover Cuties, who has been making waves on the internet with their pop indie tracks with an old school flair. In Past & Future, the band transports us into a sonic jungle overgrown with trumpets, jazzy musings, solid beats, and hand-clapping rhythms.
Leftover Cuties is the brainchild of Shirli McAllen (lead vocals, ukulele), Austin Nicholsen (bass, vocals), Mike Bolger (brass, keys, accordion, vocals), and Stuart Johnson (drums, percussion, vocals). The band has already created a steady following with hit tracks such as Places to Go, which won raves from critics. They have also created the theme for the series “The Big C” and advertisement for Samsung, which generated more than three million YouTube views.
Despite their success, Leftover Cuties remains true to their music, as reflected on the album’s opening track, One Heart. The track sparks things up with foot-stomping beats combined with sultry vocals. Touches of sax give a jazzy taste to this polished piece.
In Places To Go, Shirli’s vocals shines through the vintage pop arrangement. Start your morning right by paring your espresso with this sunshine-filled song.
Adorned with ukulele and saccharine vocals, Sunnyside gets rid of the bad vibes with irresistible tunes. If you love Madeline Peyroux and Regina Spektor, then this track is a playlist must-have for you.
Upon listening to the album, it is no wonder why Leftover Cuties has been creating such a buzz. The band has played their aces well, giving listeners fresh sounds from seasoned musicianship.
1. One Heart
2. Places To Go
4. Movin’ On
5. Smile Big