When local label and collective FeelTrip hosted a showcase at Beat Kitchen last month headliners Peoples Temple of America were about to release an album called Trust No Man. Guitarist Ben Leach tells me the pop-leaning punk outfit began working on the record in the summer of 2013, and Trust No Man came out at the beginning of this year. PTA doesn’t sound like the other acts in the FeelTrip family, which includes psychedelic mastermind Dam Gila (aka Adam Gil of Yawn) and electronic wiz Starfoxxx (who cofounded the label), but all these musicians skew toward making music with strong hooks.
That pop affectation is all over Trust No Man, particularly “Harry’s Song,” a driving, fast-paced burner with a sweet chorus. “Harry’s Song” is today’s 12 O’Clock Track, which you can stream below. If you missed PTA at FeelTrip’s showcase in December you can catch them tomorrow night when they open for California X at Beat Kitchen.