When there’s crunchy bass lines mixed with corny synthesizers, my guilty pleasures have been satisfied thanks to bands like White Lies. Having a retro ‘80s darkwave feel with modern poppy guitar hooks, this UK three-piece band gives a touch of electronic goodness to their alternative rock sound. Often compared to Muse, singer Harry McVeigh sounds more like Julian Cope from The Teardrop Explodes with his low dynamic voice. Rich ensembles by a 20-piece orchestra accompanied their songs on the new album, To Lose My Life. They will be playing Webster Hall in NYC on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Ages 18 and up. whitelies.com.
White Lies: For The Greater Good
—by Cristina Jimenez, September 24, 2009