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Hellogoodbye, ‘Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!’ (Drive-Thru)

With his forlorn lyrics and geeky fashion sense, Forrest Kline quickly scored the devotion of MySpace users everywhere, and perhaps as a result, the 22-year-old songwriter now feels confident enough to follow his muse wherever it wanders. While the synth-punk anthems on the California quartet’s debut full-length are infectious blasts, when Kline tries his hand at Kinks-y rave-ups (“Stuck to You”) and sweeping orchestral pop (“Baby, It’s Fact”), his overreach is a tad premature. It’s your first record, man. Slow down. | COMMENT

Now Hear This: Hellogoodbye – “Figures A & B (Means You and Me)” (DOWNLOAD MP3)

On of the Day: Hellogoodbye