If Little Comets are like little comets, they aren’t on your radar until they pass by something bigger and brighter. But once you do notice them, they become more special and magnificent than the big star that illuminates them. They’re little bits flying through the sky that, together, make a lovely show. But what illuminates them, perhaps a big ‘ol star like the sun, is there all the time, and doesn’t always feel so special despite its superior brightness.
True to their namesake, the band Little Comets are illuminated by the bigger stars that brighten them–Vampire Weekend, Bombay Bicycle Club, Moon Taxi, the Kooks, Young the Giant. But Little Comets have to be sought out while the other stars shine.
This is not to say the bigger stars are less beautiful or valuable, but Little Comets combine everything you love about the big stars into a singular moment. Little Comets have rich tone, dance-y riffs balanced with slow reverbs, maracas, punchy pronunciation and British accents. They simply can’t go wrong.
To get a glimpse of Little Comets, tune in to the Diagnosis tonight at 10 p.m. on WUSC 90.5FM or at wusc.sc.edu.