Delightful power pop rock was a hallmark of rock radio in the '90s. Atlanta-based outfit Zero Beach are in the process of bringing it back. Their latest single, "'Six Guns,' has all of the elements that made the genre a favorite of the college and mainstream radio set. Melodic, rocking and memorable, it's easy to lose yourself in the song's big chords.
"'Six Guns' is a song that was born out of a demo I cobbled together back in Athens in 2011," singer/songwriter Lewis Beard explains. "It's got a nice quiet-verse/humongous-chorus thing going on, and the overall vibe falls somewhere in the 'alt' corner of the alt-country spectrum. The lyrics are meant to evoke more of a mood or a feeling than a concrete story, but they're full of brushfire-on-the-horizon and doomed romance vibes. I've been asked whether "Six Guns" the lyric refers to six individual guns or a six-shooter, and that's not a question I have an answer for. Up to the listener, I guess, although six individual guns seems like a lot."
Zero Beach's Six Guns EP is out on June 16 via Laser Brains. The band will play their release show at The Family Dog on Saturday 6/17 w/ The Artisanals, Drew Beskin, Palace Doctor, Blue Blood and Cowboy Curtys.