The name The Idyllists sounds vaguely familiar to me,
but I can't exactly place why. I'm guessing that they were backing
a concert I heard about but didn't go to, or that they're signed
to a label I've seen, but never paid attention to. But I know
why their sound is familiar. And that's because they're all over
every indie station.
You ever have one of those "Gotta dance, Mike, gotta dance"
moments? Tune into The Idyllists. Their catchy mod-squad dance
pop proves that the handsome American quartet (and dashing British
singer) have done their music history homework, and most of their
album sounds as if they were Smiths cuts that got lost
in time. Add in a little Prozac to the melancholy heritage, and
The Idyllists will have even the most morose of hipsters grooving
in no time. They never try too hard, and songs like "Touch
and Go" prove that the New Romantics never really died -
they were just reborn.
Ah, I just realized where I know of them from. They're playing
in Los Angeles next week. Go see them, because I know I'll be
too busy to partake of retro delights. I'll be there with you
in spirit - dancing.
3. Touch and Go
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