i haven’t blogged a whole lot about music, but for those of you who know me, you know it’s a big part of my life. i love all types, and there’s nothing better than hearing a new band for the first time and wondering how you ever made a running list without including them before. i (unfortunately) haven’t been to many shows since i moved to nyc, but i’m trying to change that…starting last night.

and what a show it was. enter: Cut Copy, from Melbourne, Australia.

they’re catchy. they’re energetic. they’re the perfect example of all there is to love about can’t-help-but-move-your-feet-and-shake-your-shoulders synth-electro pop. think the Cure. think dancey. think incredibly fresh and infectious. they were absolutely one of the best bands i’ve seen live in a long time — and until a month ago, i didn’t even know they existed.

i love stumbling upon new music, especially when they’re as ridiculously fun and shimmy-worthy as Cut Copy. this Aussie band has 3 albums (which i will be downloading asap), an 80s vibe in the best way imagineable, and definitely knows how to engage an audience. you’d have been hard-pressed to find a single person at Terminal 5 last night who wasn’t shaking his/her thang, myself included. (then again, it doesn’t take a lot to get my shoulders a-swayin’.)

if you’re fun, or you like music, or you like to have fun while listening to music, you should check them out. like, right now. here, i’ll help you: