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Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Out of Frequency
Small Giants Records, Jan. 31

01/26/12
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



This Danish duo’s claim to fame is “The Golden Age,” the space-shot tune on the Heineken commercial that made a lot of people sit up in their recliners, marvel at the runway-model-looking singer with the long blond hair, make a mental note to find out who they are, and then forget all about it when the commercial break was over. Their second album finds them wondering about fame in general and maybe why they earned it (repeat, “runway-model-looking singer with long blond hair”), but a better question might be “will the vacuousness ever end?” The new record’s listenable enough if you’re in no mood to use a single brain cell, its strength (or weakness) once again Mette Lindberg’s amateurish, one-dimensional yell-singing over whatever her cohort Lars Iversen is on about that day (the loud gangsta-bling beat of “Dollars In The Night” seems to diss Jay-Z wannabes, if there’s any point to it). If the record’s sum is reminiscent of anything, it’s ’80s bands during the ’80s: boring posers making decisions calculated solely to keep the franchise going, like on “Major,” which hopes the listener is willing to slog through a bunch of disposable Nintendo-techno to get to the (not bad) ABBA-style hook. I was, but only in the interest of filling this review with something other than thunderously loud snoring sounds. B- —Eric W. Saeger






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