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Sure they listen to the Smiths too much, but the newly major-label-signed Black Kids are a reminder of the time a couple of seven-inches with great songwriting could make you immortal. Plus, the moments of ’50s hot flash are pure thrill—if they remade Grease for post-emo kids, Black Kids would play the prom. With Cut Copy, whose new In Ghost Colours is slightly more romantic than their debut, and slightly less naive. Also: Mobius. — JON CARAMANICA
BLACK KIDS+CUT COPY, Studio B, 259 Banker St., Brooklyn, NY