They were already on a pretty good trajectory in Minneapolis, but modern dance-pop trio Strange Names appears to be doing even better since relocating to New York last year.
Their first record for French Kiss Records – home to indie stars Local Natives, the Antlers, the Drums and the first two Hold Steady records – is due to arrive May 19. The first single, “Ricochet,” just premiered via Entertainment Weekly’s site, and it’s pretty damn infectious. Check it out below.
“Odds are they’re going to become a Big Thing by the time summer hits,” EW writes, “especially since their new single ‘Ricochet’ has ‘massive summer party jam’ written all over it in big day-glo letters."
Best known locally for the single “Potential Wife,” Strange Names co-founders Liam Benzvi and Francis Jimenez and their drummer Fletcher Alexson recorded their new album, “Use Your Time Wisely” with producer/enegieer Andrew Maury, who has worked with Ra Ra Riot, Milagres and Tegan and Sara.