Hear Fergus & Geronimo's New-Wavey 'No Parties'

'Funky Was the State of Affairs' arrives on August 7 via Hardly Art

Fergus & Geronimo
Fergus & Geronimo
Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

Jason Kelly and Andrew Savage met in Texas. They live in Brooklyn. Good luck guessing either solely on the basis of the mischievous noise-pop duo's invigorating new song "No Parties." From upcoming "concept album" Funky Was the State of Affairs (due out August 7 on Hardly Art), this dryly funny, motorik-locked synth-pop track has a wiry, nervy feel that evokes old-school Devo — except with a vaguely British-sounding accent. Fergus & Geronimo: the new Fujiya & Miyagi? "It kinda bums me out inside / The life that you avoid," one of the guys Anglo-deadpans here, before a whirligig, circus-ready chorus about "no laughing, no dancing," and mindless consumption. It's a characteristically wry, not-at-all-bumming-out preview of the follow-up to last year's likeably wiseass debut album Unlearn.

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