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Young London lead a new charge of Boston pop

In what’s likely to come as another blow to Boston’s traditionally grumpy rock purists still smarting over the success of Karmin, it turns out that we’ve only just scratched the surface of our homegrown pop potential. Electro-pop duo Young London, the surest bet for breakout national status this year, are so unabashedly pop they make the former duo look like Tom Waits moping through a piano dirge.

The group, led by Matt Rhoades and Sarah Graziani, both 26, originally of Salem, N.H., released their latest single, “Call My Name (Tonight),” last week, and will perform at the electronic dance music cavalcade Illumina Live at the House of Blues on Friday night before heading off on their first headlining national tour. That comes on the heels of their stint this summer on the Warped Tour and the release of their self-titled debut on Tooth and Nail Records.

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