Take What You Want
RiPPY FiSH Records
Mesa Drive = Maroon 5 + Keane - girly-man vocals
Mesa Drive could easily be Maroon 5's long lost brother; their bigger, older brother in college who is and forever will be infinitely cooler. The band's premiere album, Take What You Want, combines catchy melodies with jazzy bass riffs. Equally breathtaking are Chad Hansen's vocals--a smooth pop-jazz hybrid. Not enough good things can be said about this album, which plays less like a premiere and more like a well-seasoned pro-recording. Cozy and innovative, if you don't have it yet, add it to your Christmas list.