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Tom Tom Club: Downtown Rockers EP

The Tom Tom Club’s first batch of new songs in 12 years feels like a blast from pasts both far away and recent.

Tom Tom Club

Downtown Rockers EP

Label: Nacional
US Release Date: 2012-09-11
UK Release Date: 2012-09-11
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Tom Tom Club’s first batch of new songs in 12 years feels like a blast from pasts both far away and recent. Title song “Downtown Rockers” acts as both a shout-out to Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth’s ‘70’s contemporaries and a recognition of newer New York bands the Talking Heads offshoot may have influenced, such as Le Tigre (whose “Hot Topic” could very well have been a template for this). An enormous amount of fun is derived from these six tracks. It’s hard to remember the last time a song has been as lyrically inconsequential yet undeniably fun as “Kissing Antonio” -- it could be the best of its kind since ESG’s “Dance”.

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