Posts Tagged ‘electro

JUNIOR BOYS – Begone Dull Care

April 17, 2009

Third full-length for the Canadian duo of Jeremy Greenspan and Matthew Didemus. It’s really laid-back electropop with lots of blips, bleeps, and bloops. The vocals are sung/whispered in a manner so that they sound very intimate. Recommended if you like Hot Chip’s slower tracks. The album title references the abstract animated film of Norman McLaren, […]

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 […]

FauntsFeel.Love.Thinking.Of.

February 13, 2009

They are from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and this is their second studio full-length album. They play excellent pop/indie rock with a heavy electronic influence to make music that feels like you could float away on the sound waves. Perfect for late nights, early mornings, or any time in between. Very pleasant on the ears, nothing […]

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 […]

Passion PitChunk Of Change

September 19, 2008

Electropop from Boston. Rather busy sounding. Heavy on the synths. Apparently the guy behind this wrote these songs as a Valentine’s Day present for his girlfriend, which explains titles like “Smile Upon Me” and “Cuddle Fuddle.” Originally recorded solo, gigs now feature a full five-piece band. At times, I ask myself if this is a […]

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 […]

The SpecimenDo U Damage EP

May 1, 2008

Led by Matt Gorny, born in Poland; New York City dweller since he was eleven. Apparently he won the John Lennon Songwriting Competition in 2007. He makes upbeat electro-infused rock that has a high level of danceability. Some of the songs are decent and could probably get played in a club somewhere. A few bored […]

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 […]