Brill Bruisers

I adore power pop music. All the way from Badfinger to Squeeze to Matthew Sweet up to the New Pornographers, give me a good pop melody and some crunchy guitars and I'm a happy fellow. So, not only am I thrilled to see that there's a new NewPo's album on the way, but I'm delighted that Carl Newman had this to say about it:

"We wanted Xanadu and we wanted Sigue Sigue Sputnik, which translated into sparklier and faster [music]." 

The interactive video for the first single is the most fun I've had with video since Devo's "What We Do." I thought someday I'd grow out of being excited by the prospect of a new album, and maybe someday I will, but I'm nowhere near that point now.