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    For a band that’s been featured on “”The O.C.”” soundtrack, the Subways are surprisingly original, and talented too. This London-based trio stands out while others in its genre mold into the norm and become boring. Its Pixies-like sincerity and dedication to rocking out at all costs makes the band fun and interesting to listen to.

    The Subways first garnered attention when it won an international talent contest at the Glastonbury music festival in Glastonbury, England. Glastonbury attracts major acts from all over the world and is comparable in scope and size to the Coachella festival in the United States.

    So the band proved its worth live, and fortunately the recording holds up to the same standards. The crowd-pleasing energy in The Subways’ live show was so renowned it has translated onto CD, making each track original and devoid of filler.

    Young For Eternity is an album to either love or hate right away, as the simple melodies and thrashing guitar rhythms are memorable after the first listen. The album also contains a few Strokes-like ballads that showcase the band’s diversity of sound as well as meticulous guitar strumming.

    The vocalist pair, Billy Lunn and Charlotte Cooper, are dating and bring the same sexual tension that the Kills made popular around the world. The singers pair off during love songs to portray their romantic feelings toward each other.

    In “”With You,”” Lunn proclaims his love for Cooper in simple but endearing terms: “”All the time I see your reflection/cause when I’m with you/it seems so easy,”” he howls over a scorching guitar.

    The Subways may not be overly complex, but hey, that’s never really been a problem.

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