People From Venus
Indeed, much of Toot Toot Yeah! has the feel you get when you’re among a crowd of like-minded souls. It’s there in the lure of “The Girl From Planet Earth,” it’s there in the questions raised by “Smitten,” and it’s there, most adamantly, in the promise of “The Future Is Wild.” Call it the sound of those who get it.
Despite its vibrancy, though, this is still a comparatively small scene, populated by outcasts and misfits, most of whom exist on a grid all their own. And that leaves PFV feeling oddly right at home. “We are visitors here,” Isaac says, perhaps cluing us in to the origin of the band’s name. “We’ll never fit in. And the record is a reflection of that.” It helps more that those singles happen to be the catchiest thing since the Bay City Rollers rolled with the Clash.OK, so that never happened. But if it had…
- john hood