, the latest album by Brooklyn's Say Hi to Your Mom,
is not only the rare synth-pop project with depth; it's also a journey through the swarm of literal and figurative bloodsuckers who walk among us. "I think that certain songs are blatantly about vampires, and other songs just have clues that are a bit more subtle," says SHTYM leader and self-professed Buffy the Vampire Slayer
freak Eric Elbogen. "But what I intended is something that someone could sit down with and sort of discover how each song was about a vampire." Sure enough, Blahs
not only proffers (dead) giveaways like "These Fangs" and "She Just Happens to Date the Prince of Darkness," but the less superficially scary "Snowcones and Puppies" is a soaring anthem of saccharine pining that would make Death Cab for Cutie proud.
Say Hi to Your Mom performs Thursday, August 10, at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $7. Call 561-832-9999, or visit www.thehoneycomb.com.