For those who geek out on the flawlessly executed smooth sounds of Steely Dan, Young Gun Silver Fox’s new single “West Side Jet” will not disappoint. The first single off their upcoming album “Ticket To Shangri La”, the song catches a vibe straight out of the mid 70’s and flexes the band’s razor sharp Yacht Rock chops. Complete with a whistling intro, punchy bassline, verbed up percussion, a slick acoustic guitar solo and literally all the major seven chords, the term nostalgia really doesn’t do this masterpiece justice. It totally takes you there.
Young Gun Silver Fox is a duo comprised of Andy Platts and Shawn Lee. Their first two albums, West End Coast and AM Waves set the benchmark for 21st Century, 1970s-influenced rock music. Platts is the lead singer and lyricist/composer of Mamas Gun, the London-based five piece funk/soul collective whose four albums to date have received huge critical acclaim in the UK. Shawn Lee, best known for his band Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra, has had his music in films such as “Ocean’s Thirteen”, “The Break Up”, and “Confessions of a Shopaholic”, as well TV serieslike “CSI: Miami”, “Lost”, “Desperate Housewives”, “Nip/Tuck”, “Ugly Betty”, “Eastbound and Down” and “Picture This”.
Check out the video for “West Side Jet”: