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Indie Spotlight: Suckers

Posted in News on April 8, 2010

The Suckers’ latest release, Wild Smile, is more than just a cracked prism of indie pop, a buzz-stirring debut that causes spontaneous sing-alongs and a nagging need to seize the day. It’s a looking glass soundtrack to Labyrinth itself, from the lonesome Kermit the Frog chords of “Loose Change” to the honeysuckle harmonies and triggered timpani rolls of “You Can Keep Me Runnin’ Around.” The disc pays gracious homage to sonic ancestors including David Bowie, the Beatles, Wall of Sound-wrapped girl groups, and just about anything Eno’s ever touched, making it easy to see why Suckers are considered yet another link in a chain of Brooklyn bands that have nothing in common but a desire to do things differently.