As the 90s continue to reappear, No Doubt appropriately alerts all soundwaves with their summer beat bang, “Settle Down” (Interscope Records) off their long-awaited album, Push and Shove–10 years, to be exact. As her vocals pull through like the swoosh sign of music (trademarked sass cries), Gwen elbows through every angle of alt-pop in playful and more conservative M.I.A. fashion.
The unchanged No Doubt image of signature players Tony Kanal, Adrian Young, and Tom Dumont, in tandem with Stefani’s piercing highlights and devilish mic moves, all tugs at nostalgia when the track meets its video as the beat cycles through a slightly Bollywood-esque Tragic Kingdom (look for the orange). Hands down, this is a move!
No Doubt remains a musical religion, and listener’s can look forward to exploring the remaining tracks from this now multi-generational group, off Push And Shove out yesterday. ‘Welcome back’ to the group that made bindis and braces cool.
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival