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“Peace Blossom Boogy” by The Babe Rainbow

So many excellent Australian artists have come to light in the U.S. during recent years. Melbourne’s independent music scene in particular has an incredible reputation and I have no reason for doubt — it produced who I think is the world’s greatest lyricist.

I admittedly know very little of Australia natives The Babe Rainbow or their self-titled debut record that came out September 1. But a killer groove like that in today’s featured song — “Peace Blossom Boogy” — is made for dancing, not researching. It’s a wonderfully-loose, 1960s-inspired earworm complete with shalala-ing back-up singers.