For those of you with a hidden sweet tooth, somewhat-newcomers Those Mockingbirds from Montclair, NJ, may be quite the treat. Heavy on keyboard effects and sugary vocals, the No Symmetry EP was released in April and quickly got 50,000 downloads—in part, because they’re talented, and in part because they kidnapped the Numa Numa guy (I’m sure it’s a long story). While their sound is not necessarily distinct in the genre, they are worth a listen and will be playing at Maxwell’s on Aug. 14, with Morning Of and The Nico Blues. Doors 10 p.m. $10.
Those Mockingbirds: Ready To Take Flight
—by Dani Tauber, August 11, 2010