Pop music is nothing if it doesn't pop. Whether it's Britney Spears or the Flamin' Groovies, it's a prerequisite that you bob your head and sing along. Extra Blue Kind has the head-bobbing pop aesthetic down to a science. Neither too cheery nor too thorny, the group's songs bounce and pine in the grand tradition of the Beatles and the Cure, both of which the Kind name as influential. Of course, it's not surprising that any modern group of young poppies would be influenced by Robert Smith or John Lennon, but Extra Blue Kind is not in the business of surprising us. Rather, it relies on strong songwriting and melody to make us feel happy, sad or horny. Well, maybe not horny, but the band members are pretty good-looking.
Extra Blue Kind.