Indie Pop (Cincinnati)
Saturn Batteries is another sterling example of the diversity and depth of the Cincinnati scene. The trio translates a vibe from the ’80s with an almost frightening proficency and obvious respect, absorbing the best Pop/New Wave romanticism of the time and retooling it in the new millennium with an Indie sense of urgency and passion. Given that Saturn Batteries has only been around for a little over a year makes the whole thing seem slightly more incredible. Recharge, power up, dance ass off, retrieve ass, repeat like crazy.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: The Police and XTC honor the dark Pop days of The Cure. (Brian Baker, CityBeat)