I need to preface this post with the fact that I like funk. Much like Bagel Bites, I enjoy it in the morning, evening, and suppertime. So when I heard Pickwick’s Hacienda Motel, I was obviously down with that resonating and–yes, funky–bass line. The band hails from Seattle, WA and they love to bring in the crowd (as evidenced by this KEXP session). Unsigned and selling their stuff on Bandcamp, their brand of surf-funk rock is on the rise out West with performances at Bumbershoot and the Doe Bay Fest. If you have a pulse and like to clap, throw on “Hacienda Motel”. Much like milk (and Bagel Bites), it does the body good.