Hot Bodies in Motion, Principle A
Out now, self-released
Befitting a band whose website bears the unfortunate tagline "Soulful Swagger," Hot Bodies in Motion are a confident-sounding bunch. And for good reason: singer Ben Carson can absolutely howl, and he and his bandmates are skilled, nimble musicians. But the true stars on this EP are the songs, skillfully composed three- and four-minute pop tunes dressed up in a blues and soul veneer, with just enough grit to balance out the band's overwhelming slickness.
Listen to "That Darkness" after the jump.