Local power pop outfit Mike Bell & the Movies have released a new full-length called Nothing Works on Major Bear Records, two years after their debut Stuck In a TV EP. Using the frantic but polished punk of Elvis Costello as a jumping off point, Nothing Works filters through the fun-filled, authority scoffing energy of nineties / early 2000s acts but comes out on the side of must-dance-to music. Though the lyrics often lament a lost love or ruminate on how life doesn’t always go the way we want, the songs move at a pace that doesn’t leave room for much wallowing, instead keeping things upbeat and optimistic. Stream Nothing Works below and order it on blue vinyl here.
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