PONYS, THE: Celebration Castle: CD

Indie pop from a group that has apparently learned well from those old post-punk pop albums from the ‘80s, ’cause that’s where it sounds like they’re taking their cues. Not a rehash here, but there’s just enough Echo, Cure, and Furs in the mix to ring familiar. Surprisingly good stuff and outside of the box enough to sound fresh and inventive. I like it lots.

 –jimmy (In the Red)