Mind the Gap threw their collective hats in the ring of pop contenders in 2011, mixing feel-good acoustic numbers with dancefloor-friendly electro to win fans at residencies on both sides of town. They sell themselves as rainbow-coalition entertainment – “MTG isÂ a Sri Lankan, a Mexican, a Korean and a Jew from Cleveland,” their bio boasts – but their approach is pretty straightforward: Here’s a hook, there’s your beat, now dance. It’s nothing if not well-executed; keyboardist Ruwanga Samath and bassist Oscar Doniz had some estimable production credits when they joined up with Greg Cahn and Alex Yang, who’d been doing business as Cahn & Yang. “Find My Way,” the first single off Mind the Gap’s forthcoming “Youth” EP – might find its way onto some party mixes, and the video for the song comes courtesy of James Curtis.
||| Download: “Find My Way” (by trading your email address here)
||| Live: Mind the Gap plays Feb. 15 at the Hotel Cafe.