By Miles Raymer
Updated February 03, 2015 at 05:26 PM EST

In April the classic rock revival duo The London Souls—who are actually from New York, but whatever—will release a new album called Here Come the Girls, which is an extra big deal when you consider that shortly after it was recorded, front man Tash Neal was the victim of a hit-and-run car accident that almost killed him.

Two years, one medically induced coma, and a whole lot of hard work later, the band is ready to bounce back. The quality of the material they recorded before Neal’s hospitalization should help. “When I’m With You” finds new life in some well-worn influences, mashing together Byrds-y folk-rock with Badfinger’s more bubblegum soul moments, with a little bit of The Beatles’ Revolver sprinkled on top.