Posts Tagged ‘dance

YEAH YEAH YEAHS – Zero (single)

February 27, 2009

New single from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, off of their third album, It’s Blitz!, which is slated for release on April 13. The single showcases a dancier side of the band, complete with synths. Karen O is still one of the best frontwomen, and best lead singers regardless of gender, and she helps to keep […]

BLACK GOLD – Rush

February 24, 2009

The duo releases their full-length debut. The two members are Eric Ronick (Panic at the Disco, Ambulance Ltd.) and Than Luu (Rachel Yamagata, shushshush, M. Ward). They play electropop/rock/dance with male vocals. At times, they do sound like a 2009 version of the Bee Gees, which is a huge compliment coming from someone who grew […]

Thing OneYou’ll Be Fine

November 17, 2008

Hailing from New Jersey, they started out playing hip-hop but they have since evolved into an electropop/dance/rock band. There are still some hip-hop influences as well as some soul and funk influences, but their main objective now is to get you dancing, and they do a damn good job. I saw them live and their […]

Sebastien GraingerSebastien Grainger And The Mountains

October 29, 2008

This is his debut solo album. He is best known for his work with the drum-and-bass dance-punk duo, Death From Above 1979. He continues to play upbeat dance rock/punk on this album, but for the most part, it is less abrasive and more accessible than DFA1979. In fact, this album really rocks. It is recommended […]

Black GhostsBlack Ghosts

September 7, 2008

Debut album for the duo of Simon Lord (former member of Simian) and Theo Keating (The Wiseguys). They are based out of London. Marketed as a dancey electrorock group, several of the songs on here are slow and boring and highlight the fact that their singer isn’t that good. However, the faster songs live up […]

Ghostland ObservatoryRobotique Majestique

February 23, 2008

Everyone’s favorite electro/dance/funk/rock duo from Austin returns with their third full-length album! High pitched male vocals. If you like The Rapture, Hot Chip, or even Daft Punk, but wish that they sounded trashier, this just might be the trick. Kind of a weird sound from two guys who appear to be inherently strange, but I […]

Ghostland ObservatoryDancing On My Grave single

January 29, 2008

The new single from their upcoming third full-length album. They are a weird mix of trashy electronica, dance, rock, and funk. The singer has a distinctive, high-pitched voice. The B-side to the single, the instrumental “Club Soda,” is the best track on this three-song sampler. A band for the more adventurous person to enjoy. As […]

The RopesCry To The Beat EP

January 22, 2008

Here is the newest EP from New York City’s female-fronted dance-rock band, The Ropes. The different parts of the songs, such as verse/chorus/bridge, don’t really flow together naturally and it makes for a jarring listen. It sounds like they can write decent parts of songs, but not whole songs. An underwhelming effort. As a side […]