Everything Everything came into our world as a group who lacked contemporaries, playing music that was nearly impossible to classify. A mixture of pop, indie, electronic, and maybe a few others, they went about their songwriting much the same way the Borg went about their entire lives – the complete assimilating of everything in their paths.

And it wasn’t long until they were enveloped in a massive sea of buzz.

But this is where things generally get annoying. You hear the same song too much and every blogger is just posting a video and a link to a press release. This saturation point is often the tune out point as well.

Everything Everything was able to dodge a few bullets, take one or two steps back, and refine their art.

The follow-up to an excellent debut is the hardest thing for a band to pull off. Expectations are sky high, while fans and critics have already made their initial impressions. Furthermore, the band is on tour with Muse right now making the run-up to their new album, Arc (out in January), all the more daunting. If they deliver, it’s probably going to be their last time opening for Muse.

This summer’s release of first single “Cough Cough” showed that the band isn’t fucking around. It’s a pop song that’s going to sound futuristic in ten years, and it’s every bit as weird and fucked up as anything they’ve done to this point. Second single “Kemosabe,” the final preview before the second release, is another high note for the band. Might the best record of the year be released just a few weeks into 2013?


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