Okay, I've listened to the HorrorPops CD, Hell Yeah!, three or four times now, and the verdict is already in. First, let me state for the record that I'm a "groover" when if comes to music. I have to hear a song or CD a number of times before it gets under my skin. Until I groove to it. Sometimes, after a couple listens, a track or two hooks in and I wanna hear it again, right away. I don't though, cause I know they're just teasing me. They're false lovers. Flirts. The real McCoy, the unconditional infatuations, they don't show up until the seventh or eighth dance.
That said, the flirtations are nice. The lead singer's voice is great. I'd agree with Synergy Boy's assessment of their sound (he knows music a hell of a lot better than I do... I grokked that almost immediately. Oh, and he knows moons to!!) but I'd add pop to the mix. They know pop, and weave in just enough hooks to mainstream their sound. Think B-52s on their harder days (Cindy Wilson and Kate Pearson have few equals) and throw in a bit more attitude, harder melodies, and a nod (but not a visit) to goth, and you got yourself a sweet treat -- as much fun to hear as it is to eat!
Friday at Slims. Should be a blast!