Today I’m adding the track “Lying Eyes” to Music to Play in Your Vintage Mustang. If I were still living in Canada, I might be tempted to add Green Days’ “Wake Me Up When September Ends” to my playlist. Fortunately, I’m in Portugal where trees remain green, the wind has shifted from the north (brrr) to the south, and the sun continues to entice people to the beach, at least for another month. With this in mind, a sunny and smooth upbeat track might be ideal right about now. California psychedelic soul band the Monophonics certainly offers a few of those on their 2020 album It’s Only Us, as well as the instrumental version of the same, which came out this year.
Nevertheless, I’m hooked on “Lying Eyes,” from 2015’s Sounds of Sinning. While just about any track from this band would pair well with Chuck Berry’s “My Mustang Ford,” I want to drive into a more or less psychedelic blues and garage rock direction. This makes “Lying Eyes” the perfect fit for Music to Play in Your Vintage Mustang. It’s a great track and the entire album has a fantastic sound that both traverses the 60s and transcends it, so do check it out if you haven’t already!