Nope is like the love child of The Replacements, the Plimsoles, the Rave-Ups, Furniture and Lindsay Buckingham. Toss in that their next album is being produced by Richard Lloyd (of Television and Rocket From the Tombs fame), and their sound is all the more attractive. Cousins Herman Suede and Christopher Purdy obviously have influences in the post-punk/pop-punk, but their sound is accessible, not at all snobby and reminiscent of the '80s without sounding dated. The band isn't pitch-perfect, but it is ideal for John Hughes' next introspective teen protag's soundtrack (especially the brooding pep of "I Can't Put My Finger on It").
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Merritt Martin
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