The Mood Elevator

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With malt shop melodies and a penchant for power pop, The Mood Elevator (formerly The Neptunes) draws from bands such as The Kinks and The Who and fits snugly into a group of smart pop revivalists including XTC, Sloan and Fountains of Wayne. Listen Up, the band's first full-length CD, was produced by Virgin Records singer/songwriter Brendan Benson and is an instant sing-along classic. Live, you can expect oodles of nostalgic, Beatle-esque harmonies and much-missed hand claps. Be prepared to have the catchy lyrics battering your brain (in a good way) for days.

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