The Gods Themselves are readying the preparation of Be My Animal, which is being released early next year, and with that, they’re taking aim at “tech boys” with their latest single. Musically, it reminds me a lot of a Chromeo meeting up with Electric Six…hitting hard with an electro crunch and a soulful vocal drawl. The song deals with the band’s disenchantment with the influx of tech industry and its workers into the city of Seattle (take note Austin readers!); the band are none too happy with the bravado and entitlement that’s been brought into their city. Still, what makes a great track is its ability to sneak under your skin and stay there. Look for the group’s new LP on January 20th of next year.
Well folks, it’s been a week since the ATH crew embarked upon Zilker Park for a weekend of music and general debauchery. Gates are open for Weekend Two, but here’s a recap of the highlights from last Sunday in case you’re still looking to relive or maybe you want some guidance as to who to see and who to skip for your Sunday scheduling. Catch each ATH member’s personal take on Sunday and see some gorgeous photos from B.Gray after the jump.
I’ve had a few days to recuperate from the fest that doesn’t sleep and have gathered my thoughts on the sets from Friday and Saturday of Primavera. Read on for highlights and some comments about Parc Del Forúm and the festival itself in case you’re thinking Barcelona is on your music festival horizon.
I know it’s only humpday, but I already feel bogged down this week, so I’m looking to the feel good tunes of Chromeo to get me through the rest of the day. The duo has always had a soft spot in my heart, with “Mama’s Boy” being one of my favorite tracks. The group’s always employed a fun spin on the world, and they don’t stop with this tune, commenting on a popular social butterfly…I’m thinking they’re nodding to Kim K. You can hear this tune, and what I assume will be more hits, when the band release White Women, their latest LP.
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This is it folks, the final spotlight before ACL! This time around I’ve got Chromeo, your dance party for the festival this year. Read more
At the beginning of August I brought you a nice little number from Super Melody, the new project from James, formerly of Architecture in Helsinki. His debut, Destination Unknown, is slated to hit stores next week. You’re going to really dig this record if you’re into the sort of thing Chromeo does to the dance floor. It’s definitely got that electronic-R&B vibe, meant to get you moving. Considering its Friday, we should all put our dancing shoes on now, moving on into the long Labor Day weekend.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/3.-Worker-Bee.mp3]
Download: Super Melody – Worker Bee [MP3]
I know, I know, I’ve been claiming this year for guitar-oriented rock, as opposed to dance-influenced stuff, but I just can’t get this song out of my head at the moment, so I thought I’d send it your way. Sugar & Gold are from San Francisco, and they’ll be offering up their Bodyaches EP on March 8th. Listening to this track, it’s part Twin Shadow and part Chromeo. I know, that seems like an odd mixture, and one that might not necessarily work, but there’s just this infectious little groove kicking around that makes me tap my toe. I’ll admit, sometimes you just want to tap your toes.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/01-Bodyaches-Single-Version-1.mp3]
Download: Sugar & Gold – Bodyaches [MP3]
Tuesday night one of our newest writers Mairin Heard made it over to Stubbs for a set by electro-duo Chromeo. Apparently the show was a hit as most people had nothing but good things to say. Mairin has a review and some fancy photos after the jump. Check it out.
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Tuesday night is a busy night for music in Austin and a show by Chromeo at Stubbs should be tops on your list of choices. The DJ/band duo will of course be backed by a full band so the show will be more than just a DJ set for sure. Joining the band on stage you’ve got Holy Ghost! and Telephoned. Tickets are still on sale for this one so online or at the door should work. In the mean time, check out an interview we did with Chromeo to preview the show.[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/fancy_original.mp3]
Download: Chromeo – Fancy Foot Work [MP3]
A couple days ago, we had the great opportunity to speak with the Montreal electronic duo known as Chromeo. Our interview was set up to preview the group’s upcoming show they have going down at Stubbs on August 24th. After the jump you can read the full ATH interview with group member P-Thugg and get his thoughts on Chromeo’s European tour, what to expect from their new album, and what he looks forward to in Austin. Follow the jump for full interview.