We like the term “future-pop.” Even though it doesn’t really mean anything, it implies a certain forward-looking, even experimental sensibility, and that can be refreshing.
It certainly works for Keepaway, a Brooklyn trio keen on piling up guitars, drums and samples into a sound their publicist likens to splitting the difference between Black Dice and Lady Gaga.
That might be taking things a little too far, but suffice to say that “Yellow Wings,” the first song from the band’s debut EP, “Baby Style,” a busy jumble of heavy rhythm and huge, echoing guitars, shot through with completely engaging melodic hooks.
Keepaway plays an EP release show May 18 at the Mercury Lounge in New York.
Yellow Wings mp3