Title Tracks

Once a third of Q And Not U, John Davis is now on his own as Title Tracks and has populated his debut album It Was Easy with effortlessly catchy, three-minute servings of classic power-pop. “Every Little Bit Hurts” and “Black Bubblegum” offer instant thrills, while Davis lays on a cool falsetto for the funky “Hello There.” Camera Obscura’s Tracyanne Campbell sings backup on a quaint take on Bruce Springsteen’s “Tougher Than The Rest” and the ska-teased “No, Girl.” It Was Easy closes with a punchy cover of the Byrds’ “She Don’t Care About Time.” With the original songs he’s been writing, Davis is on his way to joining the ranks of his heroes. With Blunt Mechanic, Police Teeth. DOUG WALLEN

Fri., May 7, 7:30 p.m., 2010

 
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