The Virgins sound, to me, like the band that big record labels are looking for when they go hunting for the "Next Big Thing." The groups sounds like a funkier version of the Strokes or lo-fi Rapture meets garage. I dunno ... it's something like that, though, and boy is it right on.
The quartet hails from NYC, so they're practically made to be signed to Atlantic or something. There's something so cute and sweet about their naive, yet poignant melodies and hooks. Loose enough to pull in garage fans, melodic and sweet enough to pull in teen girls and tender hipsters, and smart enough to pull in the critics. The Virgins have hit something spectacular; a fantastic "next step" for the music of New York, and on top of it all, it's terribly accessible.
Check out their MySpace page ...