Soul Power, he found a sound directly connecting inspiration from the forward-thinkers of ’60s and ’70s soul and rock to the world of right-now. His just-out sophomore album, Face Your Fear, is a step forward again, balanced deftly between hope and dread, with subtle and spot-on production by Danger Mouse, Sam Cohen and Harding himself. With The Entire Universe, the new crew including Corners’ Jeffertitti Moon as well as Evan Snyder and Eric Lodwick. Their teaser tracks so far are cosmic Syd Barrett–style psychedelic rock with a revved-up sense for pop and melody à la Nirvana’s Bleach.
Curtis Harding came up from Atlanta with Cee Lo Green and Black Lips collabs in his discography and a killer cover of “Here She Comes Now” on a Burger tribute to The Velvet Underground. (Find that!) On his 2014 debut,