Night Surgeon - Day For Night
A band from Portland, Oregon? Got to be one of those granola-loving, hacky-sack playing moaning folkies, right? Well, Night Surgeon just may surprise you. Their lovely brand of 80s-tinged electro-pop may not be the most original thing going on at the moment, but it's still a good listen. Day For Night is a slick, glossy, neat little debut. The quirky 'Strength In Numbers' is irresistible pop fun that has "radio-friendly" written all over it, while other highlights include the cool 'Brick Moon' and synthtastic 'Countrymen'. The cloying baroque arrangements grate after a while, but this is still a clever debut.