I can only imagine how much fun it is to hear this new White Arrows track live. With its groovy lo-fi synthy backbeat, twinkling keyboards, lovely guitar licks and handclaps-a-go-go , it is built to make people dance out their troubles. The L.A. quintet recently wrapped up a stint with Those Darlins, has toured with Cults, White Denim and Portugal The Man, and will get to unleash its irresistible brand of electro-pop on some new audiences this October, when they begin a jaunt with New Zealanders The Naked and Famous.
At the heart of White Arrows are two brothers, Mickey and Henry Church. Mickey was legally blind until the age of 11, when he miraculously regained his sight. He studied ritualistic shamanism at New York University, then came home and began White Arrows with brother Henry. Also in that original mix was J.P. Caballero, who the brothers Schiff found out was in fact a brother-from-another-mother, quite literally. The Churches’ father donated sperm to help friends conceive years ago, and Caballero was that child. That’s a pretty unbelievable backstory if I’ve ever heard one. Awesome.
White Arrows’ self-titled debut EP is available now stateside, and “Get Gone” — which is the definition of accessible indie-pop — was produced by remix extraordinaire RAC. So if you don’t judge the group by its infectious sound, feel free to do so by the respectable company they keep. This song is on my list for favorites from 2011’s second half. Enjoy!