January is generally a catch-up month, so I haven’t posted on much new music. Instead I’m going back through 2017 stuff I missed and trying to make up for it. Last week I reviewed Lilly Winwood’s EP. After that, I spent some time with her dad’s band Traffic. I was surprised to notice a lot of similarities when I turned on Wes John Cichosz’s song “Everybody Says.”
The tune comes from his full-length The Moon Threads A Needle, which debuted on Spotify a year ago today. The rhythms and vocals in the song remind me a LOT of Steve Winwood and Dave Mason, and there’s a jazzy sax (or maybe clarinet) break that rolls the song into a bluesy vibe that’s unmistakably 60’s British rock.
I dig the song because it’s always changing. You never know where it’s going to go next, and by the end it’s in this funky shuffle that’s a lot of fun.
Cichosz is playing a show this Thursday in Chicago at Emporium Arcade in Wicker Park. You can RSVP for the free show here.