Posts Tagged ‘Electro-Pop’
Everyday spinner.com gives away a free ‘mp3 of the day‘. Sometimes they’re horrible no name artists with five synth players, five vocalists and zero musicians but sometimes they’re a good thing. A few months back they gave away Hooray For Earth’s Surrounded By Your Friends. Ironically, it’s mostly synth and vocals but it’s a combination of a catchy melody and a nice slow layered build (and we all know builds are the new harmony). Download it for free here or download the containing EP on iTunes or Emusic.
Hooray For Earth – Surrounded By Your Friends
I’m not going out on a limb here when I say that you’re going to be hearing a lot of Melbourne electro-pop quartet Strange Talk on the radio over the next 12 months. Their first single Climbing Walls was mixed by Eliot James (who had a hand in the work of small name artists such as Noah and the Whale, Two Door Cinema Club and Bloc Party). Strange Talk sound like the lovechild of Phoenix and Gypsy and the Cat, particularly in their slower track Eskimo Boy. Maybe Cut Copy got involved in the process (like the pervert he is) too, we can’t be sure. Whatever the mix, it’s a catchy (and marketable) sound.
The Blogosphere is a horrible concept invented by horrible people trying to create fame for themselves where there just isn’t fame. I guess my primary question is, why is a collection of bloggers referred to as a geometric shape? I would have called it the Blogstorm. Maybe the Bloghammer. More likely a collection of bloggers should be referred to as a Tragedy. Foster The People were supposed to take the Blogstash by force. If they did then it somehow went under my radar and I like to think, without sounding arrogant, that i know every good band, ever. Stupidity aside, this band are so chill that I lay comatose for 3 days after listening to the chorus of their track Pumped Up Kicks. I woke up with bedsores but on the upside they fed me nachos through a drip while I slept. Payday! Try this out for size.
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks<
(Also, I promise that when I write ‘stupidity aside’ in future posts, I will actually put stupidity aside)