BAND CRUSH: PEACE

afro-pop meets U.K. gloom rock in our new favorite fourpiece.

What's with all the impossible-to-Google band names recently? Between Me. and fun. and our latest obsession, the Birmingham quartet Peace, it takes some serious searching to finally find the music. But once you do, it's usually worth it.

At less than a year old (they formed last fall), Peace has already made major waves overseas, supporting The Vaccines, Magic Kids, and Tame Impala. There is also a questionable rumor that Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood traded his pants in exchange for the band's demo- but regardless of whether or not it's true, it goes to show that these guys don't do anything halfway.

The proof lies in their pair of new singles, the clankily rhythmic, Afro-inspired "Bblood" and the equally trippy "Follow Baby." With all-over-the-place beats set to a pop backbone, the songs are chaotic, fun, and so catchy that if you don't feel the urge to throw your hands up in the air and dance like a crazy person immediately, then you might want to get your pulse checked.

Let's be honest: Monday mornings can always use a dance party...so give Peace a chance and listen to "Bblood" here.
--LIZA DARWIN

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