...couldn’t have come at a more pertinent time

The first single from The Dears’ new album 'Missiles' couldn’t have come at a more pertinent time.

On 'Money Babies' Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak’s sweet voices sing “our money is elastic / hoping for disaster / setting off alarms”, as if recognizing the need for a good soundtrack to the global financial meltdown.

With handclaps, fuzzy drums, fizzing guitars and a hypnotic bass line, the Canadian group seem to be cynically chiding rampant capitalism. But then soaring strings and a choir of voices descend to raise the sweet cynics above such earthly matters but consequently lowering interest rates.

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