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Enchanted Islands

04/01/2009 | Decider.com | www.decider.com | Live Show Preview
Five years is a lifetime in indie rock, as the members of Beep Beep well know. After releasing 2004's well-received debut Business Casual on Saddle Creek, the band all but disappeared. Casual's follow-up, Enchanted Islands, just came out, and it's likely not a lot of people remember Beep Beep at all. It doesn't help that the new disc picks up right where its predecessor left off—that is, back when falsetto-pierced, angle-riddled post-punk was all the rage. Still, there's enough sensuous, sinewy pop in Beep Beep's formula to make up for all that missing time. Darren Keen's flamboyance shimmers through every inch of electro-inflected opener The Show Is The Rainbow, from his seizure of synthed-up beats to his hyper, bitchy lyrics.


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