Largely unknown New York new wave group that spun off some important bands when they split into The Dance
, and a side project of The Dance backing 12 year old Chandra. John Cale
produced the Model Citizens EP after he lost out on the chance to produce Television
to Brian Eno
. Model Citizens and its offshoots reflect an awareness of NY's minimalists - Cale played with La Monte Young
's early Dream Syndicate, and Philip Glass
went on to produce Polyrock. One of the highlights of the band is Eugenie Diserio's voice. There's a repetitive keyboard groove to these bands that hints at Glass and a slight dissonance but danceable groove that makes them sound fresh over 30 years later.