Morrissey made it clear this week that he was — and is still — not the biggest fan of the late Margaret Thatcher. Whether you agree with the political leanings of the outspoken singer or not, we couldn’t care less. But what better excuse is there to reminisce on The Smiths and the rest of their heart-on-sleeve, new wave compatriots? And what better way is there to do that than with Hints?
Hailing from the indie mecca of Brooklyn, Hints sounds like the Smiths’ well-produced grandson. That’s not to take away from the band; while they clearly draw their inspiration from the past, they succeed where countless numbers of imitators have failed. They have their sound nailed down, they’re plenty catchy, and most of all, they’re fun. Stream Vol. II, their second collection of singles, below, and make sure to check out the rest of their work over on their Soundcloud.
STREAM: Hints – Vol. II