Lilacs & Champagne (Emil Amos and Alex Hall) are one of my favorite groups off the lovely label, Mexican Summer, who seem to always come up with the goods. This time around, the label and Lilacs & Champagne are releasing the first record of what sounds like an interesting concept series called “Midnight Features”. The label describes the series like this: “Inspired by the classic Marvel comic series ‘What If?’, the duo seek to place themselves into various musical eras, expanding and perverting each new stylistic context they land in. This first volume, ‘Shower Scene’, was inspired by the background music from 1970s TV shows – the frenetic solos, sleazy funk lines and jazz-influenced sounds that subtly lurk behind the tales of crime, drama and passion.” The record contains six tracks and will be released April 8th. There’s a new video for the song “Shower Scene”, a track that sounds quite different musically than L&C’s usual territory, but it’s still really good. It’s a drowsy, bluesy guitar groove that feels like a cross between a 70s porn track and some kind of creepy psychedelic soul. At just under two-and-a-half minutes it’s short, but sweet. Follow the group on facebook. — David D. Robbins Jr.