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Tuesday, June 08, 2004

HOT FUSS runs over

The current issue of NME might as well be a special on THE KILLERS. They are currently #1 on the NME MTV2 Chart Show and were the featured album in the REVIEWS section (although only getting a 7 of 10).

This week's BILLBOARD lists SOMEBODY TOLD ME in their BILLBOARD PICKS section:

Somebody Told Me
Producer(s): the Killers, Jeff Saltzman
Writer(s): the Killers
Publisher(s): ASCAP
Label/Catalog Number: Island ISLR 16049 (CD promo)
Source: Billboard Magazine
Originally Reviewed: June 12, 2004

The debut single from Las Vegas' the Killers is as addictive as nickel slots. The retro-leaning song features keyboard squeals that reference Ric Ocasek and an infectious chorus celebrating androgyny that recalls Blur's "Girls and Boys": "Somebody told me, you had a boyfriend, that looks like a girlfriend that I had in February of last year/It's not confidential, I've got potential." The members of the quartet, all in their early 20s, are likely too young to remember the skinny tie era, but they do a great job of bringing it back in all its glory. The song, from the band's forthcoming album, "Hot Fuss," recently debuted on the modern chart and should continue to climb well past the album's June 15 street date.—BT

Tonight, you can catch them in Brighton (UK) at THE ZAP CLUB.


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