March 3, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Icicles

If you like your power pop with a touch of twee, and a big huge dose of sugary goodness than The Icicles are for you. The estrogen loaded band (the only testosterone is bangin' the drums, appropriaely enough) has hooks aplenty, and that hasn't gone unnoticed. Most people will know them from the inclusion of their songs in nation-wide ad campaigns first for Motorola, and then later for Target. But their albums are packed full of even more great tunes.

This track is from their second LP Arrivals & Departures which features a number of fairly good indie pop songs, and a few truly stand up and shout about it great power pop numbers, not the least of which is this track, Snappy. It's got a sort of sixties west coast pop vibe to it, with psychadelic riffs, swirling organ, and sharp, well, snappy lyrics.

The Icicles -- Snappy