Thursday, May 18, 2006

Lovers Who Uncover

NPR's Song of the Day brings us a "foot-tapping, hand-clapping pop [song]" today. As usual, a stream of the whole song is available at the article.

Hands Clap, Then Wave in the Air, May 18, 2006 - The Little Ones' debut EP recalls Built to Spill in more ways than one: It occasionally brings to mind the Idaho rock band's odd sound, but it also spawns a similar sense of excitement and discovery. An L.A. group featuring former members of Sunday's Best, The Little Ones recently released Sing Song, a charismatic EP full of bright, sugary indie-pop.

Meshing head-bobbing rhythms with powerful pop melodies akin to Clap Your Hands Say Yeah or Talking Heads, "Lovers Who Uncover" sounds like a song from an early Built to Spill or Shins record. A passionate pop song that's catchy enough to burrow itself deep into listeners' brains, it skillfully combines handclaps with fists-in-the-air chanting.

Singer Edward Nolan Reyes holds on to notes and syllables to the bitter end of his range while guitars, drums and tambourines burst all around him. If there's ever a textbook on writing foot-tapping, hand-clapping pop songs, these guys should write the introduction.

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