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CD Review: The Pinker Tones "Wild Animals"

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Artist: Pinker Tones
Album: Wild Animals
Label: Nacional Records
Release Date: June 3, 2008

Listen to the track "S.E.X.Y.R.O.B.O.T":

The Pinker Tones will be playing at this weekend's Warped Tour and they might be reason enough to go to the Home Depot Center.

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These boys from Barcelona put together an eclectic mix of electronica, Beach Boys pop, Latin-infused loungecore, and just-plain-fun music. "Wild Animals" is a CD that has been on constant rotation in the car stereo, hence this late review. Yes, they're Spanish but most songs are in English, and one is even in French to test you erstwhile Francophiles.

Starting out with the infectious "Hold On" before moving to the very funny electro-parody "S.E.X.Y.R.O.B.O.T.". There's also a video for the sweet-leaning "Happy Everywhere" but my favorite tune is the obvious summer tune "The Whistling Song" which seems to have a sample of Debbie Harry's "The Tide is High" lurking in its DNA.

We can't recommend this album enough and it's shameful to have taken so long to impart this to you. Their live show is also a lot of fun with plenty of live clips on You Tube to check out before you head to the show. If you're already going to the Warped Tour and have never heard of the Pinker Tones, make sure to check them out while you are there.