Please donate to help save PopMatters. We are moving to WordPress in December out of necessity and need your help.

Wunder Wunder: Everything Infinite

Aussie duo mine commercial-ready indie rock territory to craft an album you’ll probably be hearing more than a bit this summer.

Wunder Wunder

Everything Infinite

Label: Dovecote
US Release Date: 2014-07-15
UK Release Date: 2014-07-15

With Everyting Infitie, Wunder Wunder have crafted a veritable mixtape of the contemporary underground sound, touching on everyone from fellow Aussies Tame Impala (the title track with its soaring, Beatles-esque harmonies) to Passion Pit (“Hail The Madmen” with its catching chorus and squiggly synths) without ever really coming through with a distinct voice of their own. While it’s certainly pleasant enough and it's obviously aiming for mass commercial appeal, there’s a certain amount of disingenuousness behind the recordings in their aping of contemporary styles in a manner that captures the best (and most predictable) elements of the hits that have bubbled up from the underground in recent years.

While ostensibly a synth pop group, Wunder Wunder seek to stretch beyond that often-limiting tag by exploring a myriad of stylistic options previously uncovered by indie groups who managed to take their own very particular sound to the bank. With this scattershot approach, it seems a matter of throwing everything at the wall and hoping at least something sticks with the listening public (or at least some corporate marketing department). Bottom line, this is harmlessly pleasant commercial-ready indie pop at its most vapid that will probably be heard quite a bit this summer.


Please Donate to Help Save PopMatters

PopMatters have been informed by our current technology provider that we have until December to move off their service. We are moving to WordPress and a new host, but we really need your help to fund the move and further development.





© 1999-2020 PopMatters Media, Inc. All rights reserved. PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.

Collapse Expand Reviews

Collapse Expand Features

PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.