New York-by-way-of-Boston's Pitty Sing made its presence know last year with the EP "Demons, You Are the Stars in Cars 'Til I Die." One track in particular stood out: "Radio" deftly held its own when

New York-by-way-of-Boston's Pitty Sing made its presence know last year with the EP "Demons, You Are the Stars in Cars 'Til I Die." One track in particular stood out: "Radio" deftly held its own when played alongside U2's "Vertigo" and the Killers' "Mr. Brightside." Yes, Pitty Sing is the latest band to hark back to the '80s, when bands like Simple Minds, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and U2 were concocting songs that were as rock as they were dance. Musically, Pitty Sing bandmates Paul Holmes (voice/guitars), Jeremy Johnson (keyboards/guitars), Dave Greenwald (drums) and Andrew Puricelli (bass) conjure up images of the past, but they wisely don't overstay their trip back in time. Instead, this new-day Brat Pack keeps its feet firmly rooted in the present. The powerful "Radio" is included and it remains as anthemic as ever. Other potent jams include "Hanging on Me," "Bleeding Hearts," "Anyway" and "Easier." Pitty Sing make it easy to step back into the future.—MP

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