The Wants

Is it OK to emulate your heroes? Won’t you get accused of pop culture plagiarism? If you plucked the Talking Heads out of CBGB’s and dumped them into 2020, they would not sound too far off America’s latest hot band, The Wants. Lead singer, Madison Velding-VanDam, is David Byrne’s doppelgänger, right down to awkward guitar moves and geeky, earnest mop. But a closer peak reveals this New York post-punk trio has taken one step back in order to take two steps forward.


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