We sang their praises 10 years ago, and at long last, Alphabeat is ready for their American close-up.
The Danish sextet has reconvened after a six-year hiatus and, newly signed to Atlantic Records, the band finally, finally makes their American debut with “Shadows.”
The song is leaner than their past efforts, emphasizing guitars over keys (at least for this tune), but the band’s signature blend of effervescent pop hooks and the vocals of singers Stine Bramsen and Anders SG (same melody but an octave apart, like a Difford & Tilbrook of dance pop) demonstrate that, creatively, the band has picked up right where they left off.
The band is also playing South by Southwest March 13, with a new album scheduled for release in the fall. Someone, please see them for us, and tell them we said hi.