Music Review: "Kiss Me by the Water Cooler" by Hero & Leander

| Mon Aug. 5, 2013 5:00 AM EDT


"Kiss Me by the Water Cooler"

From Hero & Leander's Tumble


Liner notes: "Kiss me while you dry your hair/Kiss me in your underwear," Emily Sills sings in this duet with bandmate Gary Cansell, channeling the exuberance of an old Broadway musical.

Behind the music: The UK sextet is named after a doomed romance from Greek mythology. But its shiny debut is more optimistic.

Check it out if you like: Clever Britpoppers like Pulp, Lily Allen, and Deaf School.

This review originally appeared in our July/August issue of Mother Jones.