In 2010, the hype machine’s needle pointed into the red for this Brooklyn duo, whose excellent thrash-pop debut, Treats, was touted by Spike Jonze, M.I.A., and every pink-haired cheerleader who heard it on Gossip Girl. Reign of Terror, their follow-up, features all the cheap boom-box beats and Guitar Hero riffs that made their debut such a head rush — check the foot-stomping ”Crush.” But it’s Alexis Krauss’ woozy vocals that are truly sublime; she sounds like a real teen dream: ethereally beautiful and totally bored. B+
Reign of TerrorIn 2010, the hype machine's needle pointed into the red for this Brooklyn duo, whose excellent thrash-pop debut, Treats, was touted by Spike...Reign of TerrorIndie RockIn 2010, the hype machine's needle pointed into the red for this Brooklyn duo, whose excellent thrash-pop debut, Treats, was touted by Spike...2012-03-01
BROOKLYN BEATS The indie rockers return with catchy rhythms ready-made for the teenage masses
Genre: Indie Rock
Posted March 1 2012 — 12:00 AM EST
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