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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

MTV Wants You to Hear Local Synth-Pop Outfit the Limousines

Posted By on Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 3:51 PM

The Limousines headlined Popscene in February. - CALIBREE PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • The Limousines headlined Popscene in February.

Like most reasonable people, we tend to ignore MTV. But even our jaded hive-mind goes a little aflutter when the media giant gives a nod to one of the Bay Area's up-and-coming artists. We've seen Oakland crunk-dance outfit Wallpaper get a thumbs-up from MTV already this year, and now, the channel's college division, MTVU, is touting South Bay synth-pop duo the Limousines as one of its Top 5 Bands for Summer.

What does this mean? It means you can go online and vote and comment in the service of helping make the Limousines the actual Top Band for Summer. First, watch the video for "Internet Killed the Video Star" (as connoisseurs of irony, we love that MTV picked this video to post), then, leave a comment/vote here with a bunch of exclamation points and indignant dismissals of the other four alleged top artists for summer. That last part should be easy: Among the contenders is L.A. indie-pop crew Young the Giant, whose music has about as much character as a bowl of unsalted Cream of Wheat.

The Limousines are the featured artist this week, so if you're fan, vote with your clicks. It's not every day that MTV takes notice of a rising Bay Area band.

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