Boychick make the kind of nuanced, left of center pop equally at home on the beach or a moonlit drive. Peep their Top 5 Picks below!

The four piece was founded by siblings Carmen Martinez and Robert Martinez (Nite Lapse) and features Dani Bell (Dani Bell & The Tarantist) and Chris Gorrie. They blend classic and contemporary influences like The Beatles, David Bowie, The Pixies, The Strokes, and Alabama Shakes to create their own uniquely timeless and unarguably infectious brand of pop rock, as demonstrated on their recent single “Your Mind.” Catch them September 15th at Manhattan Bar in Chula Vista with The Monsoon and Cashmere!

Dani Bell: David Bowie – Moonage Daydream
Of course, I love so many Bowie songs, but this one is special to me. Whenever it comes on I get so pumped and it makes me feel inspired! I love everything about the song, from the groovin’ bass line to the funkay fab lyrics.

Dani Bell: Paul McCartney – Ram On
Another one of my all time favorite musicians. It’s such a sweet song. The oldies-sounding little ukulele intro is just so cute, the whole melody is beautiful, and the lyrics are sweet and simple.

Robert Martinez: The Beatles – Something
I still don’t understand how someone could have written such a perfect song.

Carmen Martinez: Cyndi Lauper – Hot Gets a Little Cold
The folky side of Cyndi.

Chris Gorrie: The Cure – If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
This song is what it sounds like to dream.

By: Jakob McWhinney