Cameron Lew and Andrew Gold

Cameron Lew “Welp.”

Cameron Lew is the bassist from The Yorktown Lads. He puts forth his first DIY solo effort Welp as singer-songwriter and producer. It starts out strong with the breezy “Adieu,” followed by the power pop gem “White Wall,” chock full of thick chords and multi-tracked verses like early Posies. “Season Four” has very catchy chorus about binge watching TV, then the simple ballad “Change” changes the tone from happy to melancholy.

Next, the fast-paced “Picture Show” recalls The Orange Peels sunny but anxious attitude, then the quirky “Goodnight” boasts some inventive mixing and lyrics about the awkwardness of a breakup. Overall, a playful indie pop snack with some fun songs worth your attention. Give it a try.

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Andrew Gold “The Late Show – Live 1978 Live”

When I tell you Omnivore Records has pulled out Gold from the vaults, I ain’t kidding here. Andrew Gold was an amazing performer and songwriter. The Last Show was recorded in the Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood at end of his 1978 tour, with his big hit “Lonely Boy” in the music charts top ten. This concert recording is Gold’s first official posthumous release.

The sound quality is excellent for an archival performance and showcases Gold’s biggest hits, as well as classic album tracks. Tracks like “Thank You for Being A Friend,” “Oh Urania (Take Me Away)” and “How Can This Be Love.” His Beatles influence shines on a version of their “Doctor Robert” and he ends the concert with a cover of “Roll Over Beethoven.” A great time for Gold fans and anyone who loves classic rock and pop.