Personally, I listen to music to heighten or help me process an already heightened emotional state. I'm not interested in creating a specific atmosphere. Truly good music demands to be listened to -- it shouldn't be background filler.
But once I got to track two on Fun With Heartbreak, I realized this neo-blue-eyed soul throwback is the perfect summer album. You can't help dropping what you're doing to dig these grooves.
Truly, dear reader, I have pulled off all of the writerly tricks I despise just to tell you how great this EP is.
This stuff is pitch-perfect. Other than lyrics about listening to "Internet radio," Fun With Heartbreak is practically a time-machine. I have a hard time not dancing in my seat while listening to this.
So without further ado, here it is: