Posts Tagged ‘dance punk’

May 18, 2018
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French producer Bolivard has captured the essence of both funk in the jungle on his flashy new banger, Maya Funk. If Caribou, Cut Copy, and Daft Punk teamed up for a monumental jam session, it’d probably result in the glorious, glamorous disco funk and electro house that Bolivard has crafted for us on his sensational new tune. The artist, who’s also taken on the role of graphic designer and illustrator at newly minted label Cookie Records, inspires us to strut our way across the room in bliss to his lush dazzler. Maya Funk is the second single revealed off Cookie Records’ Crispy Groove Compilation. Visit the first single, Patawawa’s Lie, via our recent feature, here. Maya Funk is available, here.

May 16, 2018
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Hospital is an indie rock band from Moscow formed in 2011 by members from several other Russian bands. Though we’ve never heard of them until now, they already have two successful albums out. They’ve even supported the likes of Lana Del Rey, The Neighbourhood, and The Kooks on tour, and they’re now ready to release their third full length. In The Evening is a magnificently exhilarating taste from the record, a ravishing melodic rock piece whose plucky bass, lush strings, and snappy beats exude much art rock, dance pop, and post-punk assurance. In fact, In The Evening is almost like Editors and Two Door Cinema Club had a wild child together. Hospital will release their next album later this year. For an even more vibrant and dance rocking new preview from their next full length, stream Nothing But Love below. Keep up with the band through their website, here.

April 12, 2018
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Art-funk minimalism and left field electronic pop fuse on Sink In The Water, an elaborate piece from a London project named Cocoa Futures. The track was recorded at Manchester’s Low Four studios and produced by Brendan Williams (GoGo Penguins, Dutch Uncles), and it marks the first of six new Cocoa Futures tunes to be released this year. Sink In The Water might be our first time encountering the artist, but we’re already hooked on his dexterous songcrafting and slick delivery due to the bedazzling electronica, dance punk, and pop found on Sink In The Water. A touch of Metronomy’s wonkiness, some of Porches dreamy house pop, and a whole lot of zesty swagger make us quick fans of Greg Sanderson, the Scottish born frontman and architect of Cocoa Futures. Sink we do, but then we can’t resist how this invitation to get up and dance. Sink In The Water is available via iTunes, here.

April 5, 2018

I have been waiting for today for a very long time. Seven years have felt like an eternity, but today, my hopes have come to fruition, my prayers have been answered. Friendly Fires is back! Let’s celebrate by shaking our rumps like Ed Macfarlane so famously does with such panache, then dive into Love Like Waves, the English outfit’s first new song since 2011 album Pala. The band has been teasing their return these past few months, and they’ve sure made that anticipation worthwhile. Love Like Waves shimmies flamboyantly, the perfect dollop of Friendly Fires’ tropical funk and indie dance rock. If there’s anything I feel like I’m still craving for after jamming out to the track countless times already this afternoon, it’s some of the profuse drums and cowbells of the band’s classic releases. Let’s hope this means a new album is on its way, and a tour that will bring them back to California. Maybe they’ll grace the Treasure Island Music Festival stage again this fall, as they did in 2011, the last time I danced to them live. Wouldn’t that be sweet? Download/stream Love Like Waves, here.

March 7, 2018
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A “confidence man” by traditional definition, is a con man who’ll likely bilk you out of your money or trick you in some way. But as we’ve learned already from last year’s Better Sit Down Boy, this Confidence Man isn’t here to deceive us but to thrill us with the Melbourne band’s indie dance and dance rock music. They make a resounding and ‘confident’ splash as they bring us cheeky Don’t You Know I’m In A Band, alongside news of their debut album Confident Music For Confident People, which will arrive April 13th on Heavenly Recordings. So go ahead, strut your stuff, and get down and dirty to their spacey synths and cowbells embellished groover, which sits somewhere between recent faves like SOFI TUKKER and NVDES. Confidence Man will be playing a series of shows back home in Australia this May, ticket info can be found, here. Stream/purchase Don’t You Know I’m In A Band, here.

March 7, 2018
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Electronic outfit Park Hotel is at it again. They’ve ignited a solo dance frenzy in my room with their steamy dance rock and disco with Good People Bad Dreams, a high voltage extravaganza that evokes legends like Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, Soulwax, The Rapture, and Friendly Fires. Sure, good people do have bad dreams very often, but this is more like a fevered dream of a tune, a deliriously whirling, flashy kicking extravaganza. The track was chosen as last month’s Kitsuné Hot Stream, and deservedly so. Grab the torrid blazing banger, here.

February 9, 2018
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Los Angeles based pop newcomer jesse saint john, who’s been a force of a songwriter for the likes of Brooke Candy and Britney Spears in the past, steps out of the shadows with his first single MOVE, a high voltage dance rock and dance pop extravaganza that does exactly that, make us move. It’s a sterling dance floor hit from the writer, a vigorous and animated, kinetic and punchy jam that more than jump starts his new chosen path as a solo artist. The debonair tune can be streamed and downloaded, here.

February 8, 2018

Lately, there seems to be an uptick in unexpected covers again. The least of such covers I expected to surface is a cover of my favorite Angel Olsen song, Shut Up Kiss Me, by Scottish post-punk and dance-punk heavyweights, Franz Ferdinand. Despite how busy they must be with rolling out their new album Always Ascending (arriving this Friday), Alex Kaparanos and his bandmates have recorded a cover of the feisty tune for SiriusXM, giving Shut Up Kiss Me their trademark drawl while charging up its already boisterous energy. If you haven’t pre-ordered Always Ascending yet (as I have), I highly recommend you do so, here.

January 26, 2018

Our adventures with Scottish post-punk/dance rock legends Franz Ferdinand continues as the band continues to reveal stellar new offerings off their long awaited new album. Alex Kapranos and his merry band of musicians share a magnificent new song in Lazy Boy. They’ll work you into a dance frenzy with this dance punk sensation, whose oily sleek funk riffs and deep booming drawl are met by a classic Franz Ferdinand verve. New album Always Ascending, Franz Ferdinand’s first in five long years, arrives February 9th on Domino. Pre-order, here, and stream/download Lazy Boy, here.

January 18, 2018

I can’t seem to get enough of this new of Montreal today. It’s oodles of fun and insanely catchy, plus it’s impossible to resist the urge to get up and dance. The Athens, Georgia veterans just announced a new album today named White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood, due out March 9th on Polyvinyl. Paranoiac Intervals/Body Dysmorphia is their first single. It’s a squishy, wonky whirlwind of a dance funk and psych funk spectacular, perfect for dancing up a storm to. I even love the new artwork of Montreal has unveiled for their new album. Pre-order White is Relic/Irrealis Mood, here.