“I’ll join your cult, I’ll drink your Kool-Aid,” sings Finneas O’Connell, frontman for Los Angeles indie pop band The Slightlys, who recently released a brand new single, “Desperate Measures”.
Speaking of drinking Kool-Aid, I’ve definitely got a crush on this band; “Desperate Measures” has a little bit of everything that is lovely about alternative music–a head-bobbing groove, harmoniously anthemic vocals, clever lyrics, fun electro-effects, and guitars that rock just hard enough. This track has something for everyone; it alienates no listener and embraces all who land on its welcoming shore. It’s like the musical Statue of Liberty on the Ellis Island of indie rock. I can’t wait to see what’s next for this band! Take a listen. You’ll thank me.