I’ve always held a predilection for bands that incorporate Los Angeles into their music: Rilo Kiley, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Decemberists to name a few. Not because I call Los Angeles my home, but because they recognize the mystery and genuineness of the city beneath its “money and stars” exterior.

Add to that list Glendale, Calif. band Biirdie with their second release, Catherine Avenue, a cohesive collection of sun-kissed pop tinted with ’70s folk rock tendencies about the people and places of Los Angeles. “Who Were You Thinkin’ Of” (“when we were making love last night?”) will remind you of a beach blanket bingo party that contradicts its awkward subject matter, while the dreamy “L.A. Is Mars” will make your heart skip a beat.

But more notably, Catherine Avenue succeeds in recreating ’70s L.A. country-rock, when legends James Taylor and the Eagles reigned over the scene.

Grade: A-

Catherine Avenue is currently available.