If Paulie Pesh’s orchestral pop songs don’t make you smile, maybe your face is broken. The L.A. singer-songwriter, whose “Shining Stars” EP displayed the classic pop sensibilities of a guy who wears his heart on his sleeve, returns this week with the “Post Mortem” EP, produced by Chris Schlarb. The new tracks orbit in the galaxy of stars such as Paul Simon and Randy Newman, and the title song sways amid horns, keys and plucked strings. All rather mushy and romantic, and completely likable.
||| Download: “Post Mortem”
||| Live: Paulie Pesh, along with Francisco the Man and Preacher’s Sons, plays the Silverlake Lounge tonight.