Best Throwback Pop Band That's Sweeter Than Its Name 

The Lemons

Seven-piece pop outfit the Lemons debuted this winter with Hello, We're the Lemons, a straight shot of summertime. The band's charmingly wistful, borderline ramshackle tunes about ice cream, jelly beans, and Chubby Checker make it sound like these folks just leaped out of a time machine from the mid-60s. The Lemons' songs are sweeter than a mouthful of Bazooka bubble gum, and their sugar rush lasts longer—the songs on Hello, We're the Lemons average a little more than a minute, which is easily twice the time it takes for that gum to turn into putty. Given how good the songs are, it's lucky for us that the Lemons are so succinct—otherwise we'd all overdose on the sweet stuff.

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