Film At 11: The Cars

There are plenty of age-related jokes that could be made in regards to the title of the upcoming album by long-in-the-tooth, ’80s-hit-machine the Cars, but we’ll refrain. Move Like This (Hear/Concord) is the band’s first since the heyday of cassette tapes. “Sad Song” transports you back to the early years of MTV with its neon-colors-on-black imagery, thudding guitar beats and growling synthesizers. The confusion induced by the bizarre funhouse-on-Elm-Street sequence is offset by Ric Ocasek’s jaunty vocals and the quartet’s sunglasses-at-night sensibility. Unlike Flock Of Seagulls hairdos, this kind of trend doesn’t go out of style.

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