The Naked and Famous

It’s been said that everyone wants to be naked and famous. While that may be true, this band was the first to reach out and own it. Synthesizer driven indie rock is nothing new, but The Naked and Famous perform it with a zeal that will perk up the ears of the most jaded listener. This five piece, hailing from New Zealand, released their full length Passive Me, Aggressive You late last year, and it is a solid achievement—one which will continue to gain notice if their early success is any indication. So here’s to the future of this band with a name that draws smiles, may we all be so lucky as to be Naked and Famous. CHAD MITCHELL