Born as the solo project of one Ian
McCarthy, Conservative Man have, over the course of two albums and six years,
evolved into a full-fledged power-pop force. They already have two home bases (Nashua and Philly), but they’re fixing to make that three with a Cambridge release party for a new EP (recorded with the Luxury’s Jason Dunn). If “The Heist” is any indication, expect a night awash in lush synths, a set shoved along by swarthy post-punk bass, and one infectiously wrought melody with a bit
of Britpop sheen after the next. Relish this increasingly rare opportunity to
wear that skinny tie you bought when Barney’s first opened by catching
Conservative Man with the Luxury, Organ Beats, and This Blue Heaven this
Saturday, January 9, at the Middle East
upstairs. In the meantime, download “The Heist” below.
You can also hear it on New England Product, Sundays from 11 pm to midnight on WFNX 101.7 FM.
-- Michael Brodeur