Glits and glamour that is Boss In Drama. New album out soon!
I might be crazy but Jensen Sportag is the band of the end of summer this year. The seductive sounds of cheesy romantipop of the 80′s is altered in a modern and subtle way and their sound is perfect for your last nights of t-shirts on lover’s lane.
I love me some James Pants! His new self titled album is pure fuzz bliss. Bringing back the sound of Suicide and Stereolab albums of yore makes you want to start squeezing some lemons for lemonade and sunshine memories on the porch. Don’t let this one slip under your radar.
Ding dong bangers are dead, and real dance music with faces is making a come back. Thanks for making dance music exciting again Azari & III.
Finally something different yet still Ladytron, now I’m really excited about the new album.
Boss In Drama is back finally. It feels like years since this Brazilian hearthrob has released anything, and he’s finally ready to drop an album and make our souls melt again. His sexy voice and hip swinging beats are making the summer days fly by, it should be a bad thing but I am eternally grateful. Time to sweat.
Love this video and song. Takes me to a time of reading rainbows, labyrinths, and ghost writers. I played it yesterday on the online radio show I’ve been doing. I’ll post up details on that soon, but here are details for Young Galaxy US tour dates!
September 11 – Minneapolis MN – First Avenue *
September 12 – Winnipeg MB – West End Cultural Centre *
September 14 – Edmonton AB – Starlite Room *
September 15 – Calgary AB – Republik *
September 17 – Vancouver BC – Commodore Ballroom *
September 18 – Victoria BC – Sugar Nightclub *
September 20 – Seattle WA – Neumos *
September 21 – Portland OR – Doug Fir Lounge *
September 23 – San Francisco CA – Mezzanine *
September 24 – Los Angeles CA – El Rey Theater *
September 25 – Tucson AZ – Plush *
Hypnolove are my latest craving. They don’t have much out there yet but you can feel the energy and summer vibes they are sending out. Think of Talking Heads with Hot Chip, cow bells and disco pumps galore. Full length, please get here already. Go check out “Midnight Cruising”, it’s a summer favorite already.
Ssion just released their new album “BENT” and if you haven’t heard it yet then get the bath ready for when you are done listening to it. Right now you can get the full album or listen to individual tracks for free from their site here. It’s only available til the end of the month, so get your paws on it, or mouse whatever.
Also for all of you remixers out there, get your gay on! Acapellas here.
“Don’t be a queen, just be a dragon.”
Had to repost this video, can’t get enough, but as an added bonus BigStereo favorite Metronomy finally got around to answer a few questions about american music, our favorite album of the year, and the new line up.
First of all thanks for taking time for BigStereo. I can honestly say I’m one the biggest believers that Metronomy is one of the greatest bands in the last ten years. I was absolutely in love with ‘Pip Paine (Pay Back The £5000 You Owe)’ but when ‘Nights Out’ was released I was just floored. It was one of the greatest albums I had heard from start to finish in years. I thought nothing would be able to top that. Now that I’ve listened to ‘The English Riviera’ it’s clear I was wrong. The band seems to be getting tighter and maturing which is lacking in most bands these days. It’s a one hitter quitter on the most part for bands and with the decline of the music industry as we know it it’s good to hear a band that’s dedicated and can supply the demand. I usually save the ass kissing for last but with you guys I will gladly serve it up front.
Thanks, that’s very kind of you.
What have you been doing to keep Metronomy alive and kicking? Has changing line ups helped in a way?
Well, I think in all honesty what has kept Metronomy alive and kicking is largely the fans. I don’t mean that in a ‘never forget your fans way’ (obviously comes into it), but Mainly I mean that when making music you embark on a relationship with the people that like you. For me, the most important thing is to not let anyone who likes us now, or whoever has liked us before down. That maybe sounds slightly odd, but it is honestly how I feel.
In the beginning I had no idea that my music would end up being liked by so many people and with a reasonable amount of influence and power comes a reasonable amount of responsibility. These days, when music holds such little value for so many people, I think it has never been more important to think about some kind of legacy. Perhaps Metronomy and other bands around at the moment will be the last to release music the way we are, it seems only right that you should try your hardest to make something that is interesting and relevant.
The line up changes have really helped, not that anything was going stale before, but these little shake ups give you little kicks up the arse. At the point when Gbenga and Anna joined it was a really make or break moment, we were all quite aware of that. Thankfully it worked out.
Can you introduce us to the new band members and tell us a little about how you met and maybe a little something that most fans wouldn’t know about them?
Well, on the drums is Anna Prior and playing bass guitar is Gbenga Adelekan. Gbenga was someone who I met through mutual friends, I didn’t really know him well before we started touring, now I know him very well. Me and Anna still can’t remember when or how we first met, but that’s the London party scene for you. Gbenga loves energy drinks and is the only person I know who drinks tonic water without the Gin. Anna owns the nicest pair of ladies trousers I have ever seen or been jealous of.
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Just in time for summer, our good friend Franki Chan made a new mix. Perfect blend of house, disco, and a margarita. I’ve been playing this mix nonstop and can’t wait to play it at my next BBQ, or on my plane ride over the Atlantic.
Been digging the album from Love Inks titled ‘E.S.P.’ a lot lately. If you’re into something chill, classic, and romantic to get you in the mood then check it out. Very melodic and minimalistic with 60′s pop sensibilities. For those fans of Broadcast, The Concretes, and Stereolab.
Check them out Texas:
Friday, July 8 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Saturday, July 9 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s 320
Sunday, July 10 – Dallas TX @ Prophet Bar
Wed, July 6 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Still my favorite album of the year. Still waiting for someone to beat it. See you in London in two weeks!
i remember when i cared.
Pictureplane / Teengirl Fantasy/ Gatekeeper Tour Dates after the Jump »»