We may have an ear for nostalgia, but we'd never let our record (sorry, mp3) collections live in the past. Which is why we're thrilled to find these three contemporary bands that evoke our favorite retro sounds. Below you'll find links to both buy and listen free.
Fitz and the Tantrums Motown meets soul meets pop for lead-singer Michael Fitzpatrick and his seven-piece band that channels artists like The Temptations and Otis Redding, but with a wry, contemporary twist. We dare you not to dance to powerhouse single "Breakin' the Chains of Love"or the tongue-in-cheek holiday tune "Santa Stole my Lady."
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis A trio of British teenagers may seem an unlikely source for swing and jump blues, but siblings Kitty, Daisy and Lewis Durham's debut album is both youthful and authentic, particularly since it's recorded on vintage ?40s and ?50s equipment for that iconic RCA crackle. Check out "Going up the Country," which reinvents the Woodstock hit as an up-tempo WWII-era ditty.
Music Go Music Still pining for ABBA? Then you'll love Music Go Music, an LA-based group with indie cred and an infectiously catchy Europop sound. The first single "Light of Love" and disco hit "Warm in the Shadows" will transport you straight to 1970s Sweden.