A revisit of very '60s mod pop -- echoey vocals, some Beatlesque frills (3), lots of Motown influence (6,8), and a very British feel. Toe-tapping and nostalgic, with crashing modern beats backing it all up.
Noonday Undergound is the brainchild of Simon Dine of Adventures in Stereo. He uses a variety of vocalists, mostly female, with Paul Weller singing on 8 and 13.
All tracks mid/fast unless noted.
1- Spooky-style instrumental, into upbeat fuzz
2- Minor-key, echoey psych-pop
3- Happy, with touches like harpsichord & trumpet
4- Hi-stepping go-go pop; a rework of "Happy Together"
5- Midtempo. Sad.
6- Poppish R&B
7- Jumping jazzy blip
8- Soulful sound, w/Paul Weller singing
9- Minor key, strong cloudy-day melody
10- Same as 7
11- Slowish, soft
12- Mod/retro pop trip, mostly instrumental
13- Midtempo, mysterious
14- Mid/slow with strings, a loungy closer. Spaced-out middle segment.