World Leader Pretend orginates from New Orleans, Louisiana, and it has been said they culled their name from an R.E.M. song. Their latest album Punches contains a number of stimulating tunes, yet it has been their latest single, entitled 'Bang Theory,' that has peaked my interest as of late.
The band's sound resembles many others that have come before them, with Better Than Ezra and The Verve easily coming to mind. In fact, I think it is safe to say that 'Bang Theory' contains many elements comprable to 'Bittersweet Symphony,' if only for its symphonic touch (rather redundant, I realize). Coming from a city deeply rooted in musical flourishment, 'Bang Theory' reflects many different styles and movements. Don't be surprised if this catchy and hooky song is broadcast on an alternative/indie radio station near you in the near.