Ever since Brian Wilson had a nervous breakdown, Jim Morrison overdosed, Mama Cass had a heart attack, and Phil Spector locked himself in his mansion, the Los Angeles music scene has staggered through the decades without producing another pop rock icon. Until now.
On December 28, 2005, a new hope for the decadent Los Angeles culture will come in the form of fifteen mind-blowing tracks to pick up where 60s pop left off. The Tonics' new album will synthesize all the great sounds that could only come from "the city of angels."
"The record is about 75% complete and I am totally amazed by what I've heard so far," said Tonics publicist Neon Phosphor. "I'm not sure the world is ready for this kind of music."
Some of the new tracks will feature a wall-of-sound technique unheard for nearly two generations, and vocal harmonies that died with the aborted album Smile by the Beach Boys. Mark Williams' singing style closely resembles that of the legendary Morrissey, who incidentally resides in the Los Angeles area.