Binky: This is a pretty sick tune, but I knew it would be once it started off on that sweet latin groove. Love the 6/8 feel - very groovy. Love the parallel guitar/bass line - gives it really great weight. This has a nice, subdued funk feel to it that I really dig - keeps you listening, keeps you groovin. The bring down towards the end is really great too - it brings a great switch to the feel that's mellow, but still lets you know they're funky. And then to bring it up into a whole new funk feel - gave me a stank face! Max on that bass, man...just so funky. Those horns are mighty nice as well - nice n simple. I really like what a switch up of feels they've got going on here between the A, B, and C sections - shows you a nice variety of their sound. They performed this at the show I just saw, and it was so fucking good. I definitely get down with this one - my favorite so far.
Mr. Montauk: Dig the upbeat feel to this one - gets you movin. This has got a cool 70s/80s fusion feel to it that makes me happy, simply because it's nice to hear it's still around. Love the horn line - super fresh. Man, the B section on this is sweet - love how mellow it is contrasted by the grit of the electric violin. Having an electric violin is fucking awesome - rockin out like nobody's business! These contrasting A/B sections they keep on with remind me of Herbie, and that is oh so lovely. Love the build up, but I must say that I'm not as into the final groove as I am with the rest of the song. Still good though.
Like A Light: I can understand the title behind this track, because it is most certainly light. That's probably much thanks to the super smooth horn line going on - definitely dig it. I really love the latin backbeat going on here, it makes me wanna samba...or be on a beach with a drink...or both. Yeah, definitely beachy. The chords in the beginning and ending motif are very cool - I like the dissonance in them. This track belongs to drums for me, and I like it.