- Blue Genes
- Artist: The Champagne Socialists
- Format: 7" Single
- Release Date: 7/28/2009
Seven inch vinyl pressing. Glasgow and Los Angeles are two epicenters of quality Pop, but it's not often that one band can touch both bases. The Champagne Socialists are equally at home in the lands of fog and sun, which is only appropriate as front Socialists Jihae Simmons Meek and Wallace Meek met in Glasgow while Ms. Simmons was the singer for Pop phenoms the Royal We and Mr. Meek helmed the excellent Bricolage. Coming on like Sparks produced by Joe Meek and Phil Spector, The Champagne Socialists have a flair for echoey three minute symphonies, marrying classic pop melodies with punk-informed crunch and Glam-infused '70s stomp.