Sunday Music Spotlight – The Little Ones

The Little Ones
It’s a beautiful spring day here in the mid-Atlantic, full of blue skies, gentle breezes, and plenty of sunshine. So it seems appropriate to feature a band that comes from a land of sunshine and plays the kind of top-down pop songs that sound best under clear skies. The Little Ones hail from LA, and their songs are as bright and clear as the California sunshine.

The Little Ones make a type of music I tend to really enjoy: music that sounds simple, while actually being complicated. There are plenty of sing-along melodies, tight harmonies, and catchy lines. You can appreciate the songs as simple, mindless pop, or you can dig deeper and appreciate well-written lyrics. It’s the type of music that appeals to casual fans and snobby critics alike.

The band has only been around, in their current incarnation, for a few years. Before forming The Little Ones, singer Edward Reyes and guitarist Ian Moreno were in an emo band called Sunday’s Best, but found the genre too limiting. They added Ed’s brother Brian on bass, Lee LaDouceur on keyboards, and drummer Greg Meyer, and set out to make music that was a little more upbeat than their emo days. And they’ve succeeded.

The band put out an EP called Sing Song in 2006, and it established them as up-and-comers on the indie scene. They followed up with Morning Tide in 2008, and it cemented their reputation for producing solid, memorable pop songs.

The Little Ones - Morning Tide“Morning Tide”

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“Ordinary Song”

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Videos
“Oh MJ”

“Lovers Who Uncover”

“Face the Facts”, live

Links
Download Morning Tide
Official Site
Facebook
MySpace