FIRST BOY ON THE MOON: “Sofia” b/w “Fast Machine”: 7”

Sweden’s First Boy On The Moon is a perfect marriage of radio-friendly indie rock and new wave. “Sofia” fits nicely between Echo & The Bunnymen and New Order and would go completely unquestioned on your ’80s mix despite its 2020 release date. “Fast Machine” sounds like Franz Ferdinand wrote a Kings Of Leon song and would fit completely unquestioned on any college radio station or coffeehouse. –Lorien Lamarr (Manic)