Wind the clock back several decades and imagine a California summer of a much simpler time. Even if you weren’t around in those years, it
probably isn’t all that tough to picture. In fact, you’ve probably seen it before on television or in the movies—whether it’s Frankie Avalon and Annette
Funicello injecting a dose of fun in the sun as part of their “Beach Party” collection of films, or perhaps on television in the ‘60s surfer girl comedic hit
series “Gidget.” And chances are, you’re probably familiar with the music of the era, too: the upbeat, heavily melodic and beautifully harmonic, carefree
compositions from hit-making artists like Jan and Dean or The Beach Boys. Nearly a half-century later, San Diego-based beach pop-rockers Fight Fair
hope that they’ll have answers in their battle to reintroduce the best of the beach: the playfulness, the parties, the people and, most of all, the pop-laced
sing-along’s. And they’ve managed to encapsulate their fight to party in a ten-track offering, aptly dubbed California Kicks.