Local band The Y Axes released Sunglasses & Solar Flares a few weeks ago, and, despite the dogged social media efforts of lead vocalist Alexi Belchere (follow her on Twitter; she’s rad), I came a little late to the party.
And what a party it is.
Their Bandcamp bio reads: “We are not the future of pop music; we are pop music from the future.” If that’s the case, I’m happy to report that the future is going to feel like a late 90’s Lookout! Records bash, but with more video game noises. Two minutes into “Neon Street” and my zip-up hoody has transformed into a pullover. My hair is longer (and less gray). I may or may not be wearing a white belt.
I’m still pissed at myself for missing the album release at Hotel Utah on May 17. When they play in town again, I may or may not dig up some retired clothing accessories.