Ears Wide Open: Tic Tic Boom


You can almost smell the perfume and sweat from the dancefloor in the electro-pop of L.A. quartet Tic Tic Boom, whose swirling synths and disco sheen recall the days of Club MTV more than the cut-and-paste indie electronica that followed. The brainchild of singer-keyboardist Leilani Francisco and guitarist-vocalist Mike DeLay (who expand to a four-piece for live shows), Tic Tic Boom released its second EP, “Reasons & Rhymes,” earlier this year. Now they follow it up with “Bees,” a spring-loaded, five-minute banger that somehow sounds like London, 1990.

||| Download: “Bees”

||| Live: Tic Tic Boom plays a free show tonight at the Bootleg.