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March 2, 2012

Imperial Teen’s ‘Feel the Sound’ is Made for Dance Parties

It’s probably too snarky to say that Feel the Sound is the “feel-good album of the year,” but I don’t think it’s that much of a stretch.

From the first bouncy notes of “Runway” all the way through to the soft, dreamy finish of “Overtaken,” Imperial Teen‘s latest is a hand-clapping, jump-up-and-down, screaming-with-joy celebration of fun, indie pop. Bubblegum notes mix with fuzzy riffs and plenty of ahhh-ahhhh, ooooohhs, and whoa-ohs for a near perfect retro-modern feel.

It’s made for one-woman dance parties, smiling “skipping along the street” montages, and sunny sing-along road trips. It’s also one of the most cohesive, and tightest, albums I’ve ever heard. There are no missteps here — each song bleeds seamlessly into the next with no doubt of its infectious direction.

Need more convincing? You can stream Feel the Sound for free at Merge Records, and then buy the download for cheaps ($8.99) if you love it as much as I do. And I think you will.

No Matter What You Say
Hanging About
All the Same
Out From Inside