Eureka California is a band that was created in 2007 in Raleigh, North Carolina by a fellow named Jake Ward. Various band members have come and gone over the years but now it’s just Jake and Marie A. Uhler. The duo is now based in Athens, Georgia…which seems like a much more appropriate home for this strangely addictive band. The songs are decidedly out of synch with what is currently popular in the world of music. Instead of smooth technology-produced perfection, Ward and Uhler create noisy and aggressive rocky chunks full of attitude and bite. The style of music these folks are playing was once popular in underground circles in the mid- to late-1980s when the home recording explosion was just beginning. You can tell from the song titles that there’s a different sense of humor happening here: “Edith (One Day You’ll Live In A Bunker),” “No Mas,” “I Bet That You Like Julian Cope,” “Art Is Hard,” “How Long Til The Medicine Takes?” Ha ha ha ha ha…funny stuff. But the songs themselves aren’t jokes at all. These cuts feature cool catchy melodies, nifty guitar riffs, and rhythms that are simple and direct. We love the direct approach this band is taking. We’d be willing to bet they’re a gas live. Way cool and full of major spunk. Top pick.