Posts Tagged ‘Electronic’
Handpicked out of the mixed bag of Warp Records artists, Jamie Lidell has that “I’ll dance when I feel like it” attitude. With Compass, he leaves the smoove R&B behind and taps into a wiser, almost folk style. Like Beck, Lidell can get the party started, but also knows when it’s time to chill.
In electronica, everyone knows it takes two to make a thing go right. Case and point: the duo of Mark “Cosmo” Lamong and Ryan Leary, a.k.a. Streetlab. Their remix resume stands out with reworks of The Beatles, The Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Passion Pit, Hot Chip, and more. Download their single, “Take Care” featuring Noelle.
FROM THE MP3 ARCHIVES: In 2008, Radiohead‘s name-your-price concept for their album In Rainbows raised the bar for Internet marketing. The music itself fits into the post-Amnesiac era where electronics are essential, yet the band’s rock roots aren’t forgotten. Their “create you own Nude remix” website opened the flood gates for inspiring artists–Holy F**k‘s version stood above the rest.
Although !!! (a.k.a. Chk Chk Chk) traveled to Germany to record their new album “in order to mainline the city’s legendary dark energy,” the song “AM/FM” isn’t so dark, after all. However, they did tap into their New Wave influences such as David Bowie, Depeche Mode and the Berlin hit-maker, Brian Eno. We can’t wait to hear the rest of the album. More !!! on Warp Records.
Not unlike Beck, Miniature Tigers‘ music comes across as both laid back and ambitious. The vocals on “Gold Skull” are mellow-gold, while the blips and beats keep you awake. Problem is, this catchy tune ends to soon (only two and a half minutes), so like-minded (lazy) listeners may not have the energy to press play again. Order their new album, Fortress.
As one of the best indie-dance acts of last year, of Montreal isn’t wasting any time with their next release, False Priest (out September 14). The single “Coquet Coquette” starts out funky, then gets all crazy and spacey at the end. That’s expected and that’s why we like them. More Of Montreal on Polyvinyl Records.
The heyday of Stereolab-era electronica may be in the past, however, artists like School of Seven Bells are keeping the dream alive. With minor key guitar chords and ambient synth, their latest album, “Disconnect From Desire,” connects perfectly with their introspective fan base. Listen to and download “Babelonia,” and check out the exclusive interview and performance with the group for Street Date in New York City.
Exclusive School of Seven Bells interview and performance:
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