Album Review: Good Songs for Bad Times by Lizzy & The Triggermen (8/10)

Dubbed “one of the hottest swing bands in LA” by Good Day LA and “10-piece jazz sensations” by LA Weekly, the powerhouse ‘30s big band throwback ensemble led by sassy and soulful chanteuse Lizzy Shapiro offers on their alternately romantic/sensual and booming/romping debut EP the perfect old-school musical antidote for this dark, challenging era. The fact that their snazzy originals stack up so perfectly alongside their spins on vintage classics (including an obscure Ellington tune and the seductive instrumental ballad “Weed Smoker’s Dream”) is testament to their innovative, time traveling genius.

Distributed by: Daddy Cool Records

Produced by: Lizzy & The Triggermen