Midnight Tracker sampler, Vol. 5

I wrote a while back about needing some sunny pop goodness. When I picked the tunes for that post, I went with some more familiar ones.

Any of the tunes off “Movin’ Up,” the 1983 debut album by the Elvis Brothers, would have been worthy as well. That’s tonight’s selection over at our other blog, The Midnight Tracker.

The Elvis Brothers — Rob, Graham and Brad — came out of Champaign, Ill., in 1981. They cranked out a bright, energetic, charming brand of Midwestern power pop inspired by the Beatles and early Elvis tunes.

Listen for yourself. Check out these cuts, then head over to The Midnight Tracker for the rest of Side 1.

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“It’s So Hard” and “Hidden in a Heartbeat,” the Elvis Brothers, from “Movin’ Up,” 1983. Out of print. Six of the 12 cuts on this album, including both of these, are available on “The Graham Elvis Brothers,” a 2007 release.

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