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HeartsRevolution - Switchblade EP

Released on IHEARTCOMIX, 7/24/2008

NME recently said of this New York City based indie-electro-indie pop group, “One day all bands will be like this.” I hope not all bands. But if you’re ready to dance, then you’ve found the right group. With barely any releases under their belt, this boy/girl combo is the brainchild of “Ben” and “Lo” (real names Ben Pollock and Leyla Safai). When not touring in HeartsChallenger, their ice cream truck, you can find them laying down the beats on tracks like “Switchblade” and “Wolves + Libertines” while still finding the time to inject enough keen pop sensibility that makes you want to head down to your local hipster dive and dance the night away.

Where the duo really shines is on the two lighter tracks, “Digital Suicide” and the EP’s closer “Lullaby". During one of the more ethereal and nostalgic moments of “Digital Suicide,” “Lo” laments “here I go losing control." Ironically, the duo sounds in complete control and could benefit from cutting a bit loose.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars