It was the early 2000s, and George W. Bush was sending troops to Iraq for a war that we sometimes forget is still taking place. But for Daniel Perkins and Roberto Escobar, a recording session for a tune called "Soldier" was coming straight out of London circa 1960. They hadn't planned on starting a band, but an off-the-cuff remark from a friend regarding their "new-fi" sound quickly morphed into a full-fledged mod/power-pop hybrid called the New Fidelity. Once equipped with a name, the Long Beach duo expanded to a quintet (guitarist/vocalist Perkins, bassist/vocalist Escobar, drummer/vocalist Billy Parkinson, keyboardist R. Scott and guitarist/vocalist Shawn Malone) and threw on snazzy suits. They've since had their music played on... More >>>