Aside from the new PSB and BWO records, my favorite pop music on the 'pod this past week has been "The Rejection" by Dangerous Muse. I'd seen these guys blogged in various places and thought, yeah, whatever, but it turns out they are great! "The Rejection" is a slinky piece of 80's new wave dancepop with hilarious lyrics (see below) and a heavy dose of... insouissance.
A few things to know about Dangerous Muse, who recently appeared on the cover of The Advocate's music issue (as much for their look as their sound...):
- They were signed to Sire Records by Seymour Stein. You'll remember that Madonna was signed to Sire Records by Stein, though I don't think he was in a hospital bed this time. They are now at #5 on the Billboard Hot Dance Play list, in the company of Madonna's "Sorry," which is about her 60th single.
- Their tracks are produced by Ted Ottaviano of Book Of Love (cool 80's pop band).
- The lead singer looks a bit like the manchild Josh Hartnett.
- They like to show their asscracks a lot
- They did some sort of collab with Marc Almond called "NeoBurlesque"
- Check out their myspace page to hear "The Rejection" or get it at itunes.
I noticed after I did this post that Oxygen Chunks had the same idea too! DM are hot right now!