The Changes: Adventurous and Well-Crafted
Of all the modern acts influenced by '80s rock and new wave, few do it better than the Chicago band The Changes. Led by Darren Spitzer's appealing croon and songwriter David Rothblatt's music, the group combines elements of The Police, Steely Dan and R.E.M. with grooves that seem almost disco-friendly.
After self-releasing two EPs and performing as the only unsigned band on the Lollapalooza tour in 2005, The Changes finally signed with an independent label shortly thereafter. Recording Today Is Tonight reportedly took three months, as the band spent long hours crafting its songs before emerging with some of the year's most adventurous and well-crafted music.
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