Songs You May Have Missed #221

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Bart Davenport: “Bar-Code Trees” (2003)

Bart Davenport was a little ahead of indie pop’s retroist curve, blending easy-going early 70’s pop sounds since 2002. “Bar-Code Trees” might make you think of CSN–a compliment indeed.

But this is just his “CSN song”. Listening to a Davenport album is a true “spot the influence” exercise as he evokes in turns Al Stewart, Van Morrison, America, Boz Scaggs, Delfonics-style Philly soul and more. He even, as vocalist of retrofunk three-piece Honeycut, nailed the Gnarls Barkley sound–although since both bands released their debuts in 2006 it’s hard to say if one influenced the other. Or vice versa.

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