If you're a fan of the adage "everything old is new again," then the Bravery is for you. Its self-titled, full-length debut takes its place alongside the new new wave of notable acts like the Killers,

If you're a fan of the adage "everything old is new again," then the Bravery is for you. Its self-titled, full-length debut takes its place alongside the new new wave of notable acts like the Killers, Franz Ferdinand and Interpol. Like those bands, the Bravery is a throwback to the '80s, often sounding as if it has unearthed misplaced songs by the Cure ("Tyrant," "Give In"). At times, the Bravery also embraces the sarcastic melancholia of the Smiths and punk spirit of the Clash. And it's all neatly wrapped with a synth-pop bow. Standout tracks include the lusciously danceable lead single, "An Honest Mistake," and the quirky "Fearless" and "Public Service Announcement." Not quite old, not quite new, the Bravery has created a buzz it will certainly live up to.—KK