Ever wondered what a band would sound like if it mixed the tropic-tinged sound of Vampire Weekend (sans the grooming) with the communal, group-love characteristics of bands like Edward Sharpe or The Polyphonic Spree? Crystal Fighters would likely be the answer.
In this episode of A Trolley Show, these Spaniards bring a sound equivalent to sunshine and vineyards to the MTS. "LA Calling" blasts out of the gate with Flamenco-style fingerpicking, rapid-fire cajón and three-part harmony, which, despite a small breather at 2:40, hardly lets up. We'll forgive the light patchouli scent they give off—"LA Calling" is an unbeatable summer jam.