Cartel is one of those great bands that rides the awkward line between mainstream (their videos have appeared briefly on MTV) and cool, indie notoriety (they tour the country's small nightclubs). Okay, granted, my number one reason for listening to them is that the lead singer, Will Pugh, is pretty much my dream man (kind of like a blond Pete Wentz) -- but the music's good too!
Will and the boys have just dropped their first single, "Let's Go," off of their yet to be released third album. It's poppy with a "Let's chug beer and take the night!" vibe. After you jam out to the song above, check out this music video from the last album to gaze into Will's eyes. Yes, I fully embrace the fact that I pause it whenever the camera zooms in for a close-up. Sigh.
"Let's Go" is available now on iTunes. For more info on Cartel, check out their site.