“You even turn me down in my fantasies,” Charlotte Fontaine chides one of her heroes in The Fontaines’ poppy new ode “Dustin Hoffman.” But it’s hard to see how anyone can resist her yearning entreaties, so charmingly wrapped in sugary close harmonies and her brother Hank’s bubbly guitar riffs. Continuing the duo’s series of celebrity homages, “Paul Newman” bounces along with a perky beat as Charlotte gushes about the actor’s blue eyes. The name-dropping continues on The Fontaines’ upcoming debut EP with tracks including “Dusty Springfield” and “Cate Blanchett.” Hank Fontaine moved from the family’s home in Texas to Silver Lake a few years ago, but his musical career didn’t really get going until 19-year-old Charlotte tagged along later and started the band with him.

Mondays, 8 p.m. Starts: Jan. 5. Continues through Jan. 26, 2015
(Expired: 01/26/15)

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