The Young Evils: Bouncy Boy-Girl Pop

The Young Evils

It takes tremendous talent to make simple pop as irresistibly infectious as The Young Evils' "Get Over It." courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Monday's Pick

Song: "Get Over It"

Artist: The Young Evils

CD: Enchanted Cathedrals

Genre: Rock

The Young Evils' Troy Nelson isn't shy about acknowledging his musical crush on the legendary Scottish pop-rock band The Vaselines. But his own group's bouncy boy-girl pop bears witness to that affection while staking out a sound of its own. Sounding for all the world like jaded juvenile delinquents on a sugar-fueled joyride, Nelson and fellow singer Mackenzie Mercer cruise through their debut album with a mix of snotty indie-rock and vulnerable '50s doo-wop, with head-turning results.

It takes tremendous talent to make simple pop this irresistibly infectious — see also: The Raveonettes — and in a little more than two minutes, "Get Over It" practically oozes it, driven by The Young Evils' raw chemistry and undeniable charm. Longtime Vaselines fans are no doubt thrilled by that group's long-awaited new album, but they'd do well to soak up the next-generation pop joys of The Young Evils, too.



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