QTY packshot‘Cutie’, ‘Quantity’, ‘Kyoo-Tee-Why.’ I’m not a hundred percent sure how you say it, but that’s pretty much the only hurdle on the way to getting into this NYC duo’s effortlessly fluent, jovial garage rock.

Singer Dan Lardner recalls the lazy sex of all the blank-faced, semi-smirky greats (Iggy Pop, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Lou Reed, and definitely The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas) while Alex Niemetz adds sweet harmonies and some straight-up melody matches. The electric guitars are no BS, the lyrics are observational and conversational, and the whole is a soundtrack for walking down the bodega and getting a few bottles to take back to the fire escape. A total pleasure.

QTY is out now via Sony.

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