Night Shades

In the two years since Cobra Starship put out Hot Mess, their genre (emo pop) and patron saint (Pete Wentz) have faded like MySpace. So for Night Shades, Gabe Saporta spun the radio dial, whipping up facsimiles of David Guetta Eurodisco on "You Make Me Feel..." and Cee Lo Green-style doo-wop on "Fool Like Me," with its own dose of "Fuck You": "When your momma sees me calling on the telephone/That bitch hangs up on me." But Saporta can't tune out his favorite decade, adopting a silky croon on "Anything for Love," a synth-pop winner that might've been a real hit in 1986.

Listen to "You Make Me Feel...":

From The Archives Issue 1138: September 1, 2011
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