Free Music Friday! White Denim rocks it '80s style

These days, the American indie rock underground is in love with 1980s pop. From

Bon Iver

to Cass McCombs, artists have been reaching into the bag of tricks of acts like

Lionel Richie

and Toto. I wouldn't have predicted it, but there it is.

Austin, Texas band

has jumped aboard the retro party train. The band's new song "Hot Thought" could be mistaken for a lost

George Michael

outtake. Listen and if you like it, make it your very own.

To download, click on the down-pointing arrow on the right side of the player above.

"Hot Thought" has been released to keep fans happy as they await the release of a new White Denim EP "Takes Place In Your Work Space" Oct. 25 on the Downtown label.  The group just got back from a successful European tour. It reportedly sold out the Electric Factory in London. The band is about to start a stateside tour with


The closest date is a Nov. 16 show at

The National

in Richmond.

There is a connection between White Denim and

Hampton Roads

. If I'm not mistaken, bassist Steve Terebecki played in a quirky rock band from Norfolk/Virginia Beach called