With his new single Damn Good, Brandon Hoogenboom brings the stoney-eyed Laurel Canyon persuasion to a classic rock sensibility. It’s a meandering but poignant record of the competing forces that make up a day in the life of an Angeleno.
There is a display of the stereotypical trappings of rock: coming-of-age self-discovery, a prominent acoustic guitar, a high counterpoint on the electric bass, coupled with that unmistakeable SoCal breezy-palm-tree feeling. A power-pop vocal treatment that might remind you of Big Star, together with an easy drum pocket, makes this one feel like it could get tucked into a Tarantino soundtrack somewhere. It lives in that time-warp you can find most nights in the space between The Roxy and the Rainbow Room.
Brandon Hoogenboom is an underwear designin', music makin', prius drivin', Californian hipster living in LA. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.