I got turned onto this amazing San Francisco band when I moved back to the Bay Area in 2013. Right away they became one of my favorite live acts around. They also make amazing records in their analog studio. Their most recent LP, Showcase, was on my list of best records of 2014, which you can read about here. Lead songwriters, Alex and Adrianne deLanda, formed Extra Classic based on their mutual love of classic Jamaican dub and psychedelic rock and roll, and boy, does it show. I caught up with them after their recent show at the Chapel with The Donkeys in San Francisco.
I also asked them to put together a playlist of the some of their favorite and influential tracks. Check it out!
And here’s a video for my favorite cut from the album, A Little Rain. Who doesn’t like dancing kids?