Oxford Collapse make music that sounds made to play over a montage at the end of a weekly Primetime Drama. A cool one, though. Like How I Met Your Mother or The first season of the OC. It's not sappy or overintellectualized, but pleasantly upbeat and refreshing. The vocals are a bit rough and hysteric, not unlike the Walkmen or Modest Mouse and everyone, but the contrast with the sunny, hopeful music backing them up is what makes it work.

The band is playing an album release party this Saturday for their Sub-Pop debut at the Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn. Cause Co-Motion and Chin Up Chin Up will be joining them. Check out some tunes on the Myspace.

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