The Academy Is… Not Wasting Much Time (Or Many Words)

noah | July 16, 2008 12:00 pm

It’s probably no surprise that the forthcoming album by bandom faves The Academy Is…, Fast Times At Barrington High, is one of the more anticipated late-summer releases around these parts. The band released “About A Girl” to its MySpace page earlier this week, and between this and that new Alphabeat single and the fact that there’s more music from both Ne-Yo and Lloyd on the horizon, I’m starting to think that maybe our summer jam tournament of last month needs some sort of late-season sequel. (This time, it counts!) “About A Girl” is a cute, anthemic breakup track that’s clearly trying to pick up where Jimmy Eat World left off with its run of singles from its self-titled album, and its charms are working well enough to give me a hellish case of senioritis on this summery day. [MySpace]