The Naked And Famous are blooming New Zealanders Aaron Short, Alisa Xayalith, David Beadle, Jesse Wood, and Thom Powers. Off their September-released album, Passive Me, Aggressive You, the track “The Sun” does the most popping. While Passion Pit, MGMT, and Miike Snow serve as obvious electro-pop influences in their to-be, chart-lover “Punching in a Dream” and popularly uplifting single released mid-summer, “Young Blood,” this one shows a raged seductive sound–the likes of The xx. Its abstract elements highlight a soft side of singer Alisa Xayalith more than the fast-paced, thrilling and even occasionally punk rock counterparts featured on the 13-track record. The album truly flows through rousing highs and lows, allowing it to cater to everyone. But don’t take my word for it, sample “The Sun” for yourself.
Listen to “The Sun” :
If you just can’t get enough, listen to “Young Blood” :