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"Pop music shouldn't always get a bad rap," says Top Pops!
, a recurring selection of pop music highlights across a selection of styles, updated throughout every month to bring you the best of the funk.
Dutch Uncles - "Bellio"
Vocally one part Bear In Heaven and one part Field Music, Dutch Uncles have a lot of fascinating things going on as far as the world of pop music goes. Cascading instrumentation, unforeseen breakdowns, and minimalism in occasionally suitable points make "Bellio" a track that may not be initially mind-blowing, but shifts here and there into a rainbow-clad Battles. Their upcoming record, Out of Touch in the Wild
, will be released on Memphis Industries on April 2nd, and is a busy-body piece of work that will dazzle some and overwhelm others.
Kisses - "Huddle"
Kisses' verbal simplicity often infuriates me to no end (note their band name and generic song titles galore), but in my humble opinion, they repeatedly redeem themselves with their tried-and-true methods of stripping down pop songs to only their catchiest necessities. With the release of "Huddle" and last month's "The Hardest Part"
, Kisses miiiiight be giving away all of their best tricks prior to the release of their next full-length, the again obnoxiously-named Kids In L.A.
... but whatever gets them (and you) in the door, I guess.