The Push Kings started as indie pop meets '60s bop. And on their latest, Feel No Fade, they've gone from poppy to outright peppy. Preppy, even. Setting off the cute-band alarm, the Push Kings are a young collegiate female's wet dream, slathering '70s lite rock, bubblegum pop and early '90s Top 40 power ballads over white-boy breakbeats and heartthrob hooks. Think solo Paul McCartney meets Mr. Big, or Sloan minus the edge.
Brandon and his perpetually teen pals may be gone, but as long as there are college students, the Push Kings' saccharine-sweet harmonies will fill the emptiness like the Freshman 15. They're the ones who want to be with you, baby -- or at least they make you feel that way.
The Push Kings play MJQ Concourse Wed., Sept. 12.
This is such a cool idea and the performance is great (I've been twice) but…
Ugliest bunch of girls I've ever seen.
Shuddup ya dumb beatnik
Neko Case has so much to applaud. Hardest-working girl who we're glad to have on…