Personally, I consider syndicated daily gameshow Jeopardy! as the one and only barometer for whether a band has cracked through to mainstream America. In the past, we’ve seen Arctic Monkeys, Nine Inch Nails,The White Stripes, Daft Punk, Sigur Rós, and even HAIM serve as answers. Last night, it was Chromeo receiving a nod, as Alex Trebek asked returning champion Bill Albertini to identify the Canadian electro-funk duo by their photograph. Sadly, Bill Albertini failed to answer correctly — he’s probably a Radiohead fan or something.
Ladies and gentlemen: In the industry, that’s what we refer to as a callback.