On his debut album, Too Young to Be in Love, out tomorrow, Seth Bogart (aka Hunx of Oakland band Hunx and His Punx) does two things very well. Drawing inspiration from pop’s formative years during the Brill Building heyday––which gave us everything from big bands to Bobby Darin to ’60s girl groups––Bogart’s set of ragged and innocent songs of love and heartbreak both honor those glory days and brilliantly turn them on their proverbial heads. Bogart’s flamboyance is icing on the cake, making the songs even more deliciously fun. “Lovers Lane,” the band’s ode to public make-outs, reminds us not to care what everyone thinks. “Do you ever get the feeling that you want to hold me? Well do it now, ’cuz I want everyone to see.” Now those are words to live by.
Check him out at the CD release party at Bottom of the Hill this Saturday, April 2