“This Is a Game”
From Nick Waterhouse’s Holly
Liner notes: With honking saxes and clattering congas going full blast, Nick Waterhouse struts his stuff with swaggering flair, evoking tough ’60s R&B.
Behind the music: Waterhouse and buddy Ty Segall came up in the same SoCal music scene. His second album, Holly, includes songs by Segall, jazz icon Mose Allison, and Young-Holt Unlimited.
Check it out if you like: Funky curators Mayer Hawthorne, Sharon Jones, and James Hunter.