Houston based Indie pop artist Arthur Yoria released his debut EP in 2001 followed by another EP "Can you still look adorable" in 2002. His first full length album "I´ll be here awake" was released in 2004 and received nomination after nomination in the Houston Press Music Awards, Arthur has since released an EP in Spanish and the 3 song EP "Something must be wrong".
Now in 2007, he brings us the new full length album "Handshake smiles" which finds Arthur venturing into new stylistic territory by infusing his now trademark hookladen indie-pop gems with everything from 70´s style singer/songwriter rock a la Paul McCartney to 60´s British influenced pop. This is a fine piece of work that will find a way to the hearts that has an open door to artists like Michael Penn, Julian Lennon and Tal Bachman.
The opening track "Should be" really breathes Paul McCartney while the following "Clean for free" has traces of Oasis, the title track can be described as Tom Petty meeting Michael Penn while you can hear similarities with Tal Bachman on tracks like "I told you not to write again" and "Trash bag". The lovely "Sandy" could be something written by Julian Lennon, but most important - Arthur Yoria only sounds like himself when you hear the entire album in one take. Lots of cool harmonies to soak in.