Let Worcester’s SECRET LOVER into your cold, jaded heart. On their new album Lucky/Unlucky, the group shamelessly channels Blondie, with the singer’s intonation closely mirroring Deborah Harry‘s classic croon. On a lesser band this pretension would be an immediate turn-off, but these guys actually deliver. The lyrics are clever and catchy, and the band’s raw, reckless sound pays homage to their new wave forebearers with ripping riffs, tight drums and a lighthearted attitude. But what makes this group more than a great cover band is the presence of other DIY musical strands knitted seamlessley into their sound. Heavy shades of 60’s garage surf and K Records-esque indie pop keep their songs fresh and oh-so-groovy. Put this on repeat and feel those warm, fuzzy vibes sink slowly into your skin. Secret Lover is currently touring the East Coast, but expect many fun shows from these kids when they get back.
2023 YEAR ENDER – Father Alexander
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