The Roughhousers’s “Princess Mike” is a wonderful callback to the 1960s, with a powerful narrative and an overall sound inspired by Nancy Sinatra and Melanie. The arrangement here is deliberate with each note contributing to the story that Grey [Delisle] tells here. A bit of surf-inspired guitar (contributed by Eddie Clendening) here, a bicycle bell there, and a whole heck of bluegrass/C&W arrangement placed in the song’s final 30 seconds ensures that the song stands out from anything else being released today. We cannot wait to hear more from The Roughhousers – it will be interesting to see how they expand upon the topics broached in their first single.
The Roughhousers “Princess Mike” / Domain /