Posts Tagged ‘Machine’

March 8, 2018

Los Angeles by way of Norway electronic duo Lemaitre come back full force on new single Machine just as they’ve kicked off an early start to the festival season with their recent performances at M3F in Arizona and CRSSD in San Diego. Machine is their first new offering since 2017′s Chapter One, and it’s an insanely contagious track that sees the chameleon producers serving up some indie pop inspired coruscant electronica. A touch of Justice’s more pop influenced music and some Passion Pit synthpop course through the sweetly wistful narrative about relationship issues. There’s one thing we’re certain of… we’re no machines, and we can’t help but feel the vivacious energy exuding from this spectacular new dance treat from Lemaitre. Machine is available, here.

August 4, 2017

Gutted, I was earlier this year when British band TENDER had to cancel their trip across the pond. I had looked forward to their San Francisco debut at Popscene with great excitement, particularly after endlessly expressing a deep adoration for the band on IHM for the past two years. But all is now perfect, since TENDER has re-scheduled their stateside tour, and I’ll get to see them on September 13th at Popscene, instead. The duo, who recently announced their long awaited debut album, also lift my spirits with a fantastic new single named Machine. The sleek pulsing tune comes accompanied by a murky captivating music video. Machine is just the sort of sultry burning, dapper strutting jam we’ve come to associate with TENDER. If anyone’s controlling anyone, it’s TENDER, who has full command of my heart with their incendiary electronica and alt pop.

Of the video, TENDER’s Dan Cobb, who directed the clip, explains that they wanted to put together an abstract video for the song crafted out of video clips and visuals rather than go an orthodox route. He continues, “I’d been watching some great documentaries by Adam Curtis a few weeks before and I’d cite ‘Hypernormalism’ as an influence on this. We felt that the lyrics covered quite a lot of different themes, but in the end, all eluded to the same feeling of people not having control of their habits and the way they live their lives, ultimately. The song is about consumerism, entertainment, advances in technology and blind addictions. It’s a look into a dark world that feels like a simulation, where our real job now as humans, is shopping.“ Debut album Modern Addiction arrives September 1st on Partisan Records. Pre-order, here.

February 19, 2017

I think we can all agree that one good thing that came out of the political chaos of the past month is the proliferation of some magnificently resolute music. Well loved NYC indie pop darlings MisterWives make their contribution to the growing list of adamant anthems with Machine. Heavy synth whirs are joined by brassy soulful plumage on the reverberating single in a very MS MR meets Rudimental like manner. Mandy Lee turns in some of her fiercest lead vocals yet on the rallying ballad, out now on Republic.

March 8, 2016

It’s incredible how much new talent arises out of London. A young lady named Ayelle sends me reeling with her bewitching new song Machine, a powerfully gloomy electronic R&B number whose message aligns with her feminist vision. Machine is a jolting experience, its restless discomfort and bleary soundscape headily accompanied by BANKS and Kelela like bold, fiery vocals. Machine is the title track from Ayelle’s Machine EP, due out April 15th. Purchase the Simon losef produced song on iTunes.