Oppenheimer, Oppenheimer

Kenny Whissle

By Kenny Whissle

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Indiepop was everywhere and then it was nowhere, the combination of whistling Casiotone and coy-boy vocals suddenly a strange endangered species. Oppenheimer revive that sound with style, delivering a record full of sweet pop songs that twinkle and hum. Maybe it's because they're from Belfast and therefore removed from the vagaries of American trends — whatever the case, the music on their debut is bright and buoyant. "Breakfast in NYC" is sweetly wistful while "Allen Died, April Five" has a bridge that's as big as the galaxy. A must for fans of shy, twitchy pop.