This Week’s Model — Moaning, “Fall in Love”


Much as I try to avoid getting overly mired in nostalgia for the music of my youth, there are few sonic offerings that will set my heart aflutter quite as surely as modern indie pop that adopts the slick, sauntering swooniness of nineteen-eighties gems. Like Cut Copy, White Lines, and a hearty fleet of other bands, the L.A. outfit Moaning taps into a swirling pop loveliness that recalls immediate post–new wave tones while sweetly bettering what’s come before on the new track “Fall in Love,” released under the Adult Swim Singles program. If Jesus and Mary Chain went for dreaminess instead of tuneful abrasion, it would have sounded like this.

And, really, how could I be expected to resist that?

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