Counterfeit

Chances are good that mainstream America knows the music of Cirrus without even realizing it. You see, several tracks from the act's last album, Back on a Mission, were licensed to video games (Demoli

Chances are good that mainstream America knows the music of Cirrus without even realizing it. You see, several tracks from the act's last album, Back on a Mission, were licensed to video games (Demolition Racer), TV (The Real World), and film (Zoolander). The trend may continue with this, Cirrus' third full-length. Tracks like "Intermission" and "Ghetto Blaster" seem tailor-made for Madison Avenue (the advertising world, not the Australian duo)—as well as dancefloors, the act's primary concern. The deliciously downtempo "Boomerang," the dreamy "You Are (Panacea)," and the kinetic, guitar-laced "Half a Cell"—all of which feature the gorgeous vocals of Laura Derby—find Cirrus masterminds Aaron Carter and Stephen Barry flirting with, of all things, pop music.—MP