Brite Futures

October 12, 2011

The band formally known as Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head (of which I was a devout fan) has a new album out next month. Fun electro pop.  They’ve released a new video for one of their tracks. – while I love the video, I actually like this song better. Looks like they’re releasing a series of teaser videos leading up to their album release …  What I loved about NPSH is that whole fun element. Hands down one of the best live shows I’ve seen. Hoping their reincarnation as Brite Futures is just as fun!

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Combative fun. And it is all fun. Kinda like Beastie Boys on a lotta red bull. Hawnay Troof … my new favorite get down.

Oh how I have time warped back in the day with neon colors blazing, pants cranked tight and permed hair teased high … The Bird & The Bee’s tribute album to Hall & Oats is just a fabulous moment. I’ll admit, I wasn’t smitten at first listen, but have since fallen head over heals for this reincarnation of soulful 80’s. It’s as if I’m in a dark glammed out dive bar with my cocktail all mixed up by Ginger as I get funky to “Private Eyes.” How amazing is this video … they are playing with John Oats and she’s so pregnant and still brings it (sorry about the abrupt ending of the video).  A mini taste of “I Can’t Go For That.”

Kotchy for breakfast

March 22, 2010

I like Kotchy because they/he bring(s) the groove within subtleties. Kind of like my morning starter if you will – my music morning coffee. Understated experimental groove pop that eases me into my day.

And if you dig around in his website, there’s a free mp3 download or two.

Onili … super fun catchy electro-pop from Israel. Great video, and I have to say, I really dig everything I hear from her.

Go Chic brings more electro-pop, but from Taiwan. Young and rowdy and, well just dance! Their new album I am Confused is released mid March. Fun edgy songs – that’s their point. I love “Hardate.”  As the lyrics says, “We are your reason to dance.”

I can’t wait for more from both these bands. Cuz it’s all just that good!