Indie Rock (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
The danger inherent in accessing any previous decade in your music is in referencing poor bands as influences (no one wants to see a review with comparisons to the Starland Vocal Band and Paper Lace). The Aviation Orange don’t have that problem, as they have a healthy love and respect for some great Synth Pop from the ’80s and layer their influence with plenty of original energy and contemporary edge. The quintet’s new EP, East of Here, is a cool slice of ’80s Pop/Rock packed edge to edge with glistening synths and crisp guitars.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: New Order and The Shins play Red Rover with Spandau Ballet and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart while Morrissey watches from the tennis courts. (Brian Baker, CityBeat)
~ "Channeling a mix of greats like New Order, the Pixies and the Shins, this quintet from Brooklyn makes infectious indie synth-pop songs their number one order of business." (Spin)