Berkeley-born and Brooklyn-based trio POP ETC released their sophomore album Souvenir last Friday, January 29.
If a modern version of the synth-oriented powerpop of the eighties (a la The Cars, Berlin, Alphaville) makes you drool, then check this album out.
"We decided to take our time with Souvenir, making a promise to ourselves that we wouldn't release anything until all three of us felt like we had put every ounce of our hearts and souls into it" said the band, adding "It is a very personal record for us, at times about frustration and loss, but ultimately about realizing and embracing how unpredictable life can be in all its beautifully messy glory. We hope you enjoy it, and we want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts, new fans and old, for supporting us and giving us the incredible opportunity to make music every day."
Watch the video for the leading single What Am I Becoming? clicking on the image and stream this catchy record on SoundCloud.