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Superhumanoids, Exhibitionists
(Innovative Leisure Records)

08/15/13
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



8/15/2013 - Debut from this L.A.-based dream pop act, who won the opening spot with Cold War Kids in a tour that started in May. “Dream pop” may not be the most accurate pigeonhole for this coed trio, whose sounds range from Ting Tings (“So Strange”) to Timbaland (“Too Young For Love”) to brightly colored ’80s (the Simple Minds-like “Geri,” which, as a single, isn’t as interesting as a lot of the other songs, not that such a situation should come as a shock). Add to this the fact that “Canteen” sounds like a Cure retread done by a modern My Bloody Valentine clone and it’s plain that they’re more about the pop than the dream, despite Cameron Parkins’s sleepy baritone half-whispers and Sarah Chernoff’s off-the-rack shoegaze-chick unavailability. Overall it’s quite accessible, sports-bar-ready stuff, effortlessly catchy if uninventive. B Eric W. Saeger





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