Garcia Peoples formed in the early teens in New Jersey around the core duo of Danny Arakaki and Tom Malach, adding Derek Spaldo on bass and Cesar Arakaki on drums soon after, and then later picking up one Pat Gubler of PG Six and Wet Tuna as an occasional member. In her review of this year’s Natural Facts, Jennifer Kelly observed, “an ideal balance between transcendental rumination and bright, vibrant forward motion. The guitars here tangle and untangle in a way that reminds me of Television, though the shout-y verse and campfire sing-along chorus feel rustic and natural in a way that that band never did.” Here, Danny Arakaki counts down ten records that matter.

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