Sussman Lawrence – “Pop City”

Synths? Check.

Saxophones? Check.

White pants? Check.

Welcome to 1984.

1984 was a pretty important year for me musically. Consider – Van Halen thought enough of it to name an album after the year. An album that might have been the first LP that I ever bought, and which I played the first three songs of over and over and over and over again. I’m not even sure I knew it had a B side.

But this post isn’t about 1984. It’s about 1984. And Sussman Lawrence, the five piece from Minneapolis and their pop-rock double album fittingly named Pop City. I found this the other day when digging through the chaos of the moving sale of my local record shop, Vortex, and it seemed like a good fit to what I’ve been into late, which is synthy 80s goodness. Now, Pop City is way more pop than synth (see “saxophones”), but it’s still fun music.

I don’t even want to write a lot about Sussman Lawrence. I just want to listen to it and enjoy it. Screw it. I’m getting a cocktail…

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