The debut 7-inch single from upstart Brit young'uns (are there any other kind?) Cajun Dance Party hit the FADER HQ pretty hard this afternoon. Here's what Sam Richards had to say about the group in our current issue: "Followers of the Lafayette folk tradition will be disappointed to find that Cajun Dance Party is not a zydeco fiddle troupe, but a fresh-faced five-piece from London. So fresh, in fact, that in their home country they are presently barred from drinking, driving or voting. And yet they deliver two portions of breathy pop classicism with the assurance of men (and one polka-dotted woman) who have been exercising their democratic right since Thatcher. Felt and Pulp are just two of the one-syllable bands whose dreamy jangle they resemble, and whose spirit of indie haplessness they look to transcend." Grab it at your favorite vinyl emporium, and give "The Next Untouchable" a listen right here (it's also streaming on the CDP MySpace, along with b-side "Buttercups" and two other tunes).
Audio: Cajun Wax
April 16, 2007