World Cafe Next: Young Gun Silver Fox : World Cafe The London-meets-California duo makes modern yacht rock that sounds like it came straight from the '70s. Hear two songs.
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World Cafe Next: Young Gun Silver Fox

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World Cafe Next: Young Gun Silver Fox

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  • "You Can Feel It"
  • "Distance Between Us"

Young Gun Silver Fox is a hard-to-resist duo. One member (singer-songwriter Andy Platts) is from California, while the other (multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee) hails from London; fittingly, the duo's debut is called West End Coast.

You'll recognize the sound — as the band's label, Wax Poetics Records, puts it, it's a "modern re-imagining of the classic West Coast AOR studio sound of the mid- to late '70s." In other words: yacht rock. With these new songs, Platts and Lee have lovingly recreated a sound and vibe from the past. Hear "You Can Feel It" and "Distance Between Us" in the audio segment above.

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