The Little Ones

Well, the holiday excitement is mostly over (some of you will still be celebrating Twelfth Night, and the Chinese still have the New Year to look forward to) … the new Gregorian year is here, and it’s looking interminable. So, to boost spirits for all those who are gong back to work today, a little pop. Get it — little? Ba dum ching.

The Little Ones came onto my radar and fell off it again back in September. But somehow last week their song “Cha Cha Cha,” a chipper little number, earwormed into my brain. I couldn’t remember what song it was, only that the chorus went “la la la …,” which is a very bad sign if you want to find an anonymous song. So yesterday I was sitting at my computer and “The Little Ones!” I said to myself. The Little Ones are a local LA band, and they have released an EP called “Sing Song.” Their artwork is cute, their blog is even cuter, and the music is catchy — like, evil catchy. It reminds me very much of the fun, handclappy, viral pop from The Format.

If you’re sitting at your desk wondering why the snow won’t stop — it was romantic at first, but geez — and why your inbox is so full of stuff that other people could do, well I can’t solve that problem for you. And I can’t fix the fax machine, but I can pep you up a bit. C’mon! Pop was made for January.

The Little Ones: Site | Myspace | Blog

The Little Ones – Cha Cha Cha
The Little Ones – High On A Hill