New Orleans' indie-rockers, Generationals
, equipped the March 29 release of their second full-length, Astor-Caster
, by introducing a music video for the album's opening track, "Ten-Twenty-Ten". The single holds a sonic resemblance to Setzer, and its video is equally nostalgic to the early years of MTV (Way back when they had videos). Catchy, vintage string chords are complimented by the static montage of acid-washed rollerbladers.
Formed in 2008 by ex-Eames Era guitarists/songwriters Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer, New Orleans-based indie pop outfit Generationals craft hook-filled indie pop that draws liberally from rock and pop's '50s, '60s, and '70s heydays, while maintaining enough modern sensibilities to remain relevant in the MP3 age. Like their Park the Van contemporaries Dr. Dog, Spinto Band, and Capitol Years, Generationals' lo-fi recording techniques are buffered by their advanced musical chops, resulting in a clever new take on sugar pop psychedelia. The band's Park the Van debut, Con Law, arrived on July 21, 2009. The band returned in 2011 with the equally sugary-sweet sophomore effort Actor-Caster. In 2013, Generationals delivered their third studio-album, Heza.