Songs You May Have Missed #479

new politics

New Politics: “Harlem” (2013)

This punk pop-influenced Danish trio might bring to mind the Vines or the Fratellis. Their second album tones down the anger some from the debut and polishes up the sound and the hooks–possibly disappointing some of their more punk-leaning fans, but hey–a band’s got to survive to be relevant, right?

One thing is clear: the album’s first single, “Harlem”–about a fling singer David Boyd had with a girl from Spanish Harlem–is a rousing, contagious bit of fun. And so is the video.

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