Wednesday, June 3, 2009

tactical POP! for coffee cadets by socialist leisure party

Growing up in southern California, early morning fog, or June gloom, is always a cause for celebration -- summer is approaching! Even now, a gray day makes me long for some good 'ol fashioned pop, and a much needed vacation. Tactical POP! For Coffee Cadets by Socialist Leisure Party has been sitting in my "listen to" pile for the better party of three weeks, just waiting for a moment like this. Burr...

A post punk, utterly poppy affair clocking in at a tantalizingly brief twenty size minutes, the album is comprised of a six song EP and two song 7-inch. The band moves across the spectrum of glee, from the Spinto Band-like opener, to instrumental closer "Mondayland" which clearly takes a page out of The Go! Team playbook. It's the perfect thing to get a summer party started, provided you're all willing to dance like a modern-day like Annette Funicellos and Frankie Avalons on the beach.

Now if you pardon me, I'm going to go put on a sweater and start researching my "What I did on my summer vacation" essay.

mp3: "Head in the Hay" by The Socialist Leisure Party

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