The Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away
This year saw one of the best LA bands reunite: The Plimsouls. The jangley 80s band led by Peter Case played some shows at Austin's SXSW and most recently at Safari Sam's to fans who had missed the group.
Probably best known for their crucial role in the classic film "Valley Girl", The Plimsouls' big hit "A Million Miles Away" was basically the theme song for the cult flick starring Nicolas Cage.
After the band broke up, Case went on to marry the amazing folk rocker Victoria Williams, and then he himself reeled off a string of super-underrated folk albums; recently his best solo work was anthologized in a greatest hits package that showcases not only his intense writing skills but his striking guitar work.