Thursday, December 4, 2008

Lead Singer Crushes?


I am an avid music fan that spends way too much dough on iTunes each week and like to check out live shows often in and around NYC. Last night, I went to see The Teenagers and Vampire Weekend, two indie pop favorites of the modern preppie hipster youth.

The Teenagers is a French synth-pop band that sounds like a bad imitation of Devo with a French accent and they look a bit like the dorky guys in Sixteen Candles who forked over their allowance to check out Molly Ringwald's panties. Would not recommend them at all, really terrible sound.

On the other hand, Vampire Weekend another "of the moment" band with an 80's sound, rocked the house (pictured above). They sound like a cross between The Police and Talking Heads and look like the guys depicted in The Official Preppy Handbook circa 1983. Check our their debut self titled album...some good tunes on there including Walcott, A-Punk and Oxford Comma. Ezra Koenig, the lead singer who I think is only in his early 20's (the whole audience was quite young... as my friend GF said, it's weirdly exhilarating and humiliating at the same time to see a show where we were old enough to be everyone's mother) is kinda cute in a nerdy dorky New England kinda way. So it got me thinking...who are some of the other nerdy dorky lead singers that are cute amongst the crop of today's popular, emo, alternative, pop rock bands?

Here's my initial list, not in any particular order:

Brandon Flowers of The Killers
Brendon Urie of Panic at the Disco
Tyson Ritter of All American Rejects
Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys and Last Shadow Puppets


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