Today’s tip-off is the orchestral indie pop of Met City.
Kicking off with a short off-kilter jingle for oranges, the debut album from Met City lets you know immediately that you’re in for something different than the norm. Piano driven, string heavy orchestral pop that somehow manages to take the baroque sensibilities of Rufus Wainwright and Andrew Bird and infuse them with a driving pulse, an idealistic urgency and a playful fun that manages to sidestep the overwrought and maudlin shades that often come with the genre. It’s a good bet that you don’t have an album like it in your collection, which is but one reason why you should get it. You can sample most of the album via YouTube clips below, and order your own copy via iTunes by searching “Met City Patient Patient”