Meet Franny & Zooey, Salingerian Sunshine Pop [DR]

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Né(e): Juan Julio Peña, Victoria Linares, Guillermo Sang, Josué García, Diego Cepeda Raíces: Santo Domingo, República Dominicana Sounds Like: Disaffected youth slowly becoming affected You should listen to Franny & Zooey because…you love having your burger and fries delivered to your car by a waitress in roller skates. The little Caribbean island nation continues to provide the music world with fun, new groups. One of the latest is Franny & Zooey—named after the J.D. Salinger book—the indie project from Juan Julio Peña and Victoria Linares. The band, which now also includes three other members to complete the live act, is the kindred spirit of groups like Cults, mostly thanks to Linares’ girlish, wounded voice. The duo have marked their (almost) one-year anniversary with the release of their first video for single “Remember (Being Fake).” It’s a cute video with some pseudo-rotoscoped effects, chronicling the beginning of a romance that ends for the worse. Directed and animated by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat, watch it below.

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