Monday, July 20, 2009

The Olympic Hopefuls - The Fuses Refuse to Burn - 2004


As veterans of the Minneapolis music scene, The Hopefuls (Formerly the Olympic Hopefuls), have earned their stripes in many other groups. Adventurous musicians, the longtime friends began experimenting with a sound that was completely different from their other bands. And this is how The Hopefuls’ unabashed indie pop was born. Born a duo named Camaro, they played with several transient members, airing the charming innocence of ‘60s-era pop cuts like ‘Drain the Sea’ and the bittersweetness of anti-love songs like ‘Pretty Bigmouth’ to enthusiastic crowds. To appease their fans and stalkers, they recorded the album that had become long overdue. Their full-length debut, titled ‘The Fuses Refuse to Burn,’ is slick in all the right places but always full of soul and surprises, and combines a bit of Weezer guitar grit with the playful, carefree anthems of bands like The Cars and The Apples in Stereo. -2024records.com




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