Thursday, December 22


Some good news out of New Orleans in this year of Katrina comes from the young band World Leader Pretend. They released their second album and reinforced themselves as promising upstarts in the indie-pop world.

Though named for an R.E.M. song (from 1988's Green), their sound seems to swing a bit more toward post-Radiohead Britpop. Muse comes to mind, as a comparison, especially on the title track to their 2005 LP.

These guys are still in their early-20s, apparently, so they should be well worth tracking over the next few years.

[MP3] [right-click/"save as"] "Punches" [from the LP Punches, 2005]

[MP3] [right-click/"save as"] "Lovey Dovey" [from the LP Punches, 2005]

[MP3] [right-click/"save as"] "Fit for Faded" [from the LP Fit for Faded, 2003]

1 comment:

c said...

i like these guys a lot.