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Band to Watch: Alphabeat



I don't know about you, but my Wednesday could use some perking-up. Luckily, I have just the prescription: Alphabeat, a Danish pop band whose upbeat tunes seem sure to have you doing the desk-chair wiggle in no time.

Frankly, these kids are just so cute — check out that adorable pixie cut on the female lead singer! The band's six members — 50 percent of whom are named Anders! — are all originally from Denmark, but they've since relocated to the UK, where their debut album, This is Alphabeat, just hit stores this week. The album's 10 tracks combine a dash of '80s kitsch, a pinch of Devo's danciness, and a whole lot of good, old-fashioned pop.

Sadly for us US residents, the album's not out here yet — but at least an import version will be available June 24. In the meantime, thank goodness for the Internet: The band's MySpace page has samples of several songs, and they've got a whole "Alphabeat TV" thing going on over on YouTube. You can also check out their music videos, which I think show off the band's charms best; to watch the video for "Fascination," which I've truly had in my head for a solid week, just read more.

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