The two piece band from Miami, Awesome New Republic, caught my ear last year with a few demos they sent us in anticipation of their debut album Rational Geographic to be released later. Well the album is here (out April 14th) and it continues on their neon light escapade of wild and energetic disco whirlwind rock. If you listen close you will notice similarities to dance rock bands like MGMT or Friendly Fires, but instead the vocals have the sound of Mike Patton imitating Prince most of the time – which is COOL. Check it:
mp3: Awesome New Republic – Rotary Clone
mp3: Awesome New Republic – Birthday
Also if you’re in the area of Baltimore ANR is playing somewhere around here on April 13th. Be sure to check the Run Down when it comes to that day (they haven’t found a venue yet).