The Naked and Famous are, in a word, damn cool. Okay, so that was two words... but they're really effing cool. If MGMT (circa Oracular Spectacular) and The xx were to have a child, that kid would be The Naked and Famous.
Alisa Xayalith, Thom Powers, Aaron Short, Jesse Wood, and David Beadle have been garnering quite a bit
of hype in their native Auckland, New Zealand since the release of their debut album Passive Me, Aggressive You. They will, without a doubt, stockpile similar plug everywhere else"¦ and soon.
The Naked and Famous radiate killer vibes and hip energy. They sound like the 80s, only sexier. The sequence of tracks on Passive Me, Aggressive You vacillates between indie-pop, shoegaze, and electronica with skilled narration.
Listen to it when you're driving in a Wrangler, chilling on a roof, skateboarding, walking around half-naked (or hanging with people that are half-naked), or (let's be real) doing drugs.