Best Of 2014

Best Rock Band: Luxury Mane

Best Rock Band

Everything Billy Summer touches turns to gold, and that includes Luxury Mane, with his Semis compatriots (drummer Kyle Lovell and bassist Jason Schultz), and their aptly named sophomore album, Gold Standard, a follow-up to the trio’s debut that slides into fuzzy psychedelic territories and shoegaze-y realms amid the breezier rock propulsion. Live, Summer rips solos and pushes pedals like a serious axeman, fronting his band with nonchalant cool as Schultz and Lovell bring the backing thrust that pushes it all forward.

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