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Style: Pop, Rock
San Francisco trio A Talent for Mischief consists of Kevin Coffey on guitar, Gibson Verkuil on bass and Lucien Muir on drums. The band has been gigging around California for many years, though they only recently released their long-awaited self-titled debut album. They describe their sound as simply “pop,” though it certainly has elements of rock n’ roll in there. If anything, this is coming from the power-pop, ‘60s side of things—you’ll hear touches of classic surf guitarists like Dick Dale, some Monkees, some Brit Invasion too. But there’s also a ‘90s college rock vibe, and perhaps a bit of Paisley Underground. The music is well played, and the songs lovingly written even if they don’t really stick with you.