at The Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 North 6th Street, Brooklyn)

New York’s hit-making singles boutique and blogosphere sensation Neon Gold makes a trip Down Under to uncover New Zealanders the Naked and Famous with its next limited- edition 7″ release.

“Young Blood” has already been a sensation in its own right in New Zealand. Released on the Naked and Famous’s own label, Somewhat Damaged, there in June, it debuted at No. 1 on the singles chart and held on to that spot for two weeks ahead of Katy Perry, B.O.B. and Hayley Williams, et al.

It’s no surprise that the song caught the attention of either Neon Gold or New Zealand kids. A fresh blast of epic electronica-fueled pop, “Young Blood” expresses the joy and ennui of the Skins generation in what just might be one of the singles of the summer.

The Naked and Famous have already released two EPs on a local indie in New Zealand. The group is primarily a home-studio-based outfit centered on singing couple Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith, with Aaron Short sharing production duties with Thom, and David Beadle and Jesse Wood making up the group’s rhythm section.

They chose their attention grabbing name from a Tricky lyric. Their biggest show to date has been opening an arena show in front of their hero Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails.

A series of happy accidents leading from Facebook to a plug of “extraordinarily good” from Popjustice, threw them into the arms of Neon Gold. It’s lining up to be a busy year for this most committed and exciting young band. Living up to the latter part of their unusual moniker is definitely in the cards for the Naked and Famous.

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