Tonight I had my radio show (“Melissa In the Morning and Amazing,” Tuesdays 6-8PM, alt. rock) and came across a pretty neat CD in rotation that I added to my iTunes library immediately afterwards. It’s poppy, mysterious, and sometimes make me feel as though I am being spoken to in my dreams… but in my waking life..
Two dudes, Ben Bromley and Ross Simonini from Brooklyn and San Francisco respectively, make up the band NewVillage. They describe themselves as “an artist collective” in the genre of “new pop.” Their self titled album reminds me of a mixture of Local Natives, Portugal. the Man, and The Ruby Suns.
The first track on their album is below and I think it’s pretty sweet. Their website has a ton of NewVillager descriptions too so you can learn more here.