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Mp3 of the Week: The Sterns

DOWNLOAD: The Sterns, "Supreme Girl" (mp3)

Boston takes its power pop seriously. So in a town where no Kinks or XTC reference goes unnoticed, it’s telling that THE STERNS have quickly become the power-pop band to beat. Their Sinners Stick Together has won a dedicated following, and on March 13 it’ll begin getting a national push in conjunction with the Sterns' journey to South by Southwest. Sure to be a hit in Austin, "Supreme Girl" is a tragic love song written from the point of view of Dubya Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers. Too obscure a reference? Maybe, but with a melody that nods liberally to the Supremes, it’s primed to shake hipsters' hips, even as the subtext flies over their heads.

Here's the Sterns gig schedule at SXSW; for more details check their MySpace page:

Mar 14 2007 11:00P: SXSW Showcase @ Latitude 30 Austin, Texas
Mar 16 2007 1:00P: SXSW Party @ Momo's Austin, Texas
Mar 16 2007 3:00P: SXSW No Cover Magazine Party @ WAVE Austin, Texas
Mar 17 2007 3:00P: SXSW (Convention Center) Austin, Texas

WATCH: The Sterns, "Buffer Zone"

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