I’m a huge fan of power pop. I usually like a bit more crunch a la Cheap Trick, but the Romantics, Gin Blossoms, Honeymoon Suite, the Knack, and more all have amazing power pop songs. I mean, technically, the Beatles were the first power pop band.
Last summer, I stumbled upon a post at Eclecticity Light about a singer/songwriter/band called Pugwash. I took a listen and found a mashup of the Beatles, ELO, and the Beach Boys and it was wonderful.
Check out “The Perfect Summer.”