The Naked and Famous, out of New Zealand, released one of my favorite albums of 2010: Passive Me, Aggressive You. Their follow up to it, In Rolling Waves, went wide yesterday and it thankfully doesn’t deviate much from the formula that made them so refreshing the first time around.
They’ve been compared quite a bit to MGMT, but the pop sensibilities, the addition of a female voice, and the lack of hipster-friendly weirdness make the Naked and Famous quite a bit more endearing and easy to connect to.
Here’s their new single, Hearts Like Ours.
Chez Pazienza was the beating heart of The Daily Banter, sadly passing away on February 25, 2017. His voice remains ever present at the Banter, and his influence as powerful as ever.