Generationals preview their new EP, "Lucky Numbers."

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Generationals aren't going to leap from the speakers, nor are they braving new musical worlds. They simply write remarkably catchy songs, the sort that disarm even the snarkiest hipster. A couple of years ago at SXSW, I watched two or three people from magazines and websites that likely consider themselves too cool for rock that is accompanied by the ghost of a John Hughes movie soundtrack, but they worked their way to the front of the crowd at a Generationals set to bliss out to the simple pop pleasures of effortless melodies and gently insistent grooves.

Generationals have cut a new EP, Lucky Numbers, that maintains contact with the band's '80s dance vibe, but transposes it to more electronic instruments. The EP's due out October 2; here's a first listen to the title cut. 

Generationals return to New Orleans November 3, when they'll play Tipitina's.

Tour Dates:

10/3 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe *
10/4 - Carbondale, IL - The Hanger 9 *
10/5 - Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie's *
10/6 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt *
10/7 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway *
10/9 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center *
10/10 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon *
10/11 - Chicago, IL - Schubas *
10/12 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop *
10/13 - State College, PA - Chronic Town *
10/14 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar *
10/16 - Cambridge, MA - TT The Bear's Place *
10/19 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's +
10/20- Washington DC - The Red Palace +
10/21 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 +
10/23 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle +
10/24 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl +
10/25 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree +
11/3 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's
11/4 - Dallas, TX - LaGrange
11/6 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive ^
11/7 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge ^
11/8 - Boise, ID - Neurolux ^
11/9 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern ^
11/11 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios ^
11/13 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord ^
11/14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo ^
11/16 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
11/17 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom ^
11/18 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress ^
11/20 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk ^
11/21 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's ^
* with Devin
+ with Maus Haus
^ with RACES