BAND CRUSH: SELEBRITIES
we love the ’80s...and so does this brooklyn pop trio.
Selebrities have been on our radar for several months now, but to be honest, the Brooklyn threesome really cemented their Band Crush status around Halloween. We’d caught wind of the band’s cover of “Monster Mash” and couldn’t stop listening to their strangely warm and fuzzy take on the ’60s novelty tune. But turns out Maria Usbeck, Jer Robert Paul and Max Peterson do way more than just covers, even if their sound is an ’80s flashback of sorts. On their debut album Delusions (out now), the group seamlessly blends retro pop melodies, drum machines, and lots of shimmery synths for a result that they call “voguish summertime goth.” They have the same atmospheric vibe of the xx crossed with the stylistic Swedish vibe of The Sounds, and it’s old-meets-new in the best way possible. Go back to the future and get to know Selebrities below.