Posts Tagged ‘synthfunk’

May 5, 2018

Client Liaison is back, and we have Flight Facilities to thank for first notifying us of their return on Twitter yesterday. The two projects do seem to share a love for all things disco and everything electro glam, so it’s no big surprise that these two have an Australian bromance. Let’s not forget they’ve teamed up for shows in the past, too. Client Liaison makes a stylish return on Survival In The City, a spacey, funky synthpop number with a whole lot of spicy, brassy pizzazz, doused in wavy nostalgia. The song is the duo’s first since their 2016 debut album Diplomatic Immunity, and hopefully the first of many new ones to come. Survival In The City’s arrival coincides with the launching of a show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia next Wednesday, May 16th in Sydney, where they’ll debut their Client Liaison Deluxe Line Resort 2018 fashion collection for the very first time. The single can be streamed/purchased via all major outlets, 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.

January 11, 2018

When I think of swans, I usually picture graceful and peaceful birds, quietly floating across idyllic ponds. But imagine a bevy of swans who believe they’re flamingos, strutting their way through a tropical paradise. I’m sure they’d love to dance days away to Aggressive Swans, an indie duo from Munich, Germany who’ve just released their second single before the new year. Neon 80s funk and glamorous nu-disco abounds on About You, a snazzy, flashy eruption of scintillating modern dance pop. The two piece describe themselves as an alt-pop band consisting of classically educated musicians Janko Raseta and Chris Chlupacek. You can purchase their flamboyant single About You, here

October 27, 2017

An utterly engrossing official live music video for The Kite String Tangle’s recent single This Thing We Got offers up the perfect chance to partake in the song’s lush pumping, brassy smooth intoxication. This Thing We Got comes off of Danny Harley’s recently released self-titled debut album. The Australian ARIA award nominee offers up cruising California vibes and sun kissed electro-funk feels on the song, which he said was motivated by the butterflies-in-your-stomach honeymoon period when you’re dating someone new. This Thing We Got is available from iTunes, here.

October 11, 2017

It would be a “crime” not to share the latest song from Private Island, the Los Angeles six piece that has a knack for leaving us waltzing in dreamy bliss to their sleek seductive music. New single Crime is a glimpse of their highly anticipated album, Night Drive, and it fuses liquid funk with warm gooey synthpop, with a hint of West Coast roots mixed in between. Smooth buttery R&B cooing punctuates the song’s steamy prowl and rich warbling synths. Crime arrives after a summer of new releases as well as Private Island’s first headlining US tour. Come October 20th, Private Island will be heading out on a fresh fall tour that will bring them to Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco on December 1st. Crime can also be streamed via Spotify, here. Learn more about Private Island’s new tour on their website, here.

August 4, 2017

The exceptional debuts continue to roll in as we turn our full attention towards new Southern California talent MRY. Get ready to dance to his summery debut single, Way We Go, a luscious indie dance pop jam swimming in chill 80s new wave and plucky 90s R&B funk. Its slick sheen and scorching groove, alongside MRY’s satin falsettos, seems to meld succulent Blood Orange, ambient Tycho, breezy Phil Collins, and dashing Electric Guest altogether. Throw in a pinch of Washed Out’s chillwave, and we have a ravishing sonic jungle delight. Way We Go is verdant and lush and oh so good. 

August 2, 2017

Crystal Bats takes us back in time with their luscious new tune, Killing Me, featuring smoky seductive chanteuse Whinnie Williams on guest vocals and co-writing duty. Its 90′s R&B, coruscant funk riffs, and plush 80′s synths are killing me alright…. killing me with pure luxuriant bliss. Killing Me is almost like a Fleetwood Mac and TLC collaboration, with a bit of a HAIM kick. You’ll want to slow groove the night away to this melting jam. Killing Me hits major retailers on August 4th.

July 30, 2017

“Golden Ones” seems like the appropriate way to describe Toyko, the emerging indie duo from Los Angeles who’s given us a steady diet of sleek captivating songs since they first debuted under the name Tokyo earlier this year. It’s also the title of the pair’s new song, a shiny pumping alt and electropop jam with a new wavey sheen. Golden Ones is like a cross between The Chain Gang Of 1974 and Bipolar Sunshine, with a copious infusion of 80′s era Michael Jackson funk. It’s an undeniably catchy song, and its available from iTunes, here. Word is, an EP is on its way from Toyko, and we can’t be more thrilled. Re-visit Toyko’s prior songs on Soundcloud, here.

July 13, 2017

Regine Chassagne

takes the leads on our latest preview from Arcade Fire’s next conceptual album Everything Now, and she’s super glam in its video, too. Feast your eyes and ears on Electric Blue, the fourth and final advance track from the album before it arrives soon on July 28th. It’s a wonderfully wavey and funky jam on which Regine shows off a range to her voice that was hitherto unknown. I mean, she’s always been a queen when it comes to her riveting vocals, but Electric Blue sees her taking her voice on immense and en point aerial adventures. Everything Now will be available on CD, cassette, and heavyweight black vinyl LP, as well as digitally of course, through an exclusive 360 degree partnership with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony Corporation. If you haven’t been following along with Everything Now Corp’s socials, and you dig tongue in cheek sardonic commentary about commercialism and the world as driven by corporate entities, you should check it out. I’m sure it’ll tickle you and bring forth a few giggles. Pre-order Everything Now, which was produced by Arcade Fire, Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk), and Steve Mackey, with co-production by Markus Dravs, here.

June 22, 2017

It’s been ages since our favorite interstellar robots, Daft Punk, have graced us with new music, and no, they’re not playing the trash fence at Burning Man, or going on a tour announced on April Fool’s Day, or headlining the next big festival, but they do seem to like treating us to a rare collaboration every once in awhile. Aside from the duo’s previous world dominating music with The Weeknd, the producers now surprise us with a sudden appearance on a new song from Australia based Berlin project Parcels. That’s right, Parcels and Daft Punk wrote and produced a song together at a secret location in Paris earlier this year. Out of the session comes glitzy grooving Overnight, a shimmering twirler of a cool, glamorous jam. We should’ve known how well Parcels’ smooth electro funk and swanky pop would go with Daft Punk’s plucky luscious French house. The combination of the two feels like Jungle gone Daft Punk. Growing five piece sensation Parcels is touring Europe for the year, with stops at all major festivals including a pair of shows at Glastonbury this very weekend. You can purchase/stream Overnight via additional sources, here.