“Let It Beep fuses two concepts: the electronic (thick synths and dance-y drum programming) and the pop/rock of the 1970s. Of the recording process, Schaefer says, “We were consulting a lot of 70s pop recordings for production ideas—Off The Wall-era Michael Jackson, the Bee Gees and Fleetwood Mac.” Schaefer also cites Bruce Springsteen, Thin Lizzy and the Blade Runner soundtrack as primary influences.” – their myspace

“The clattering synth chaos of We Breed Champions is still represented, especially on “1993” and “Gorilla King,” but the band’s sound has been refined and streamlined into shimmering, dance-oriented power pop. The group’s songwriting has developed into its most potent tool—“Poison Control,” “My Car Is Haunted,” and “Shit Xmas” all stand out as minor classics of bittersweet pop. It’s not wholly original, following in the footsteps of countless New Wave- and post-punk-inspired groups of the last seven or eight years, and incorporating some of the indie funk of TV on the Radio.”