John Paciga’s “Tickling the Ivories” blends equal parts Billy Joel, Ben Folds, and The Rocket Summer into a bouncy, poppy track. The infectious melodies that Paciga crafts here will tattoo themselves onto the hearts of fans. A bit of guitar provide a grittier counter-point to the angelic sound of Paciga’s vox. The punchy drums add the final piece to the puzzle; Tickling the Ivories is a fun track. Paciga is an artist that has came forth with bold, bright strokes on this early single; one has to wonder exactly how far he will go on subsequent releases.
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