Hey guys, here is the latest mix from Penguin Prison to help you forget that summer has come and gone. Give it a listen and make sure to head down to Ella Lounge next Wednesday, September 12th to catch a very intimate DJ set from Penguin Prison. Advance tickets have already SOLD OUT, but there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door the night of the show.
Posts tagged ‘Dance’
More than three years after the release of their critically and commercially acclaimed debut album, Manners, the Boston based Synth-Pop heroes Passion Pit will finally unveil their sophomore album, Gossamer. Get the full story from Ben Anshutz over at The Wild Honey Pie. Watch the video for “The Reeling” below to whet your appetite for the new material.
Here is a track that is over two years old now, but comes from some former members of Dirty Projectors as I noted in the previous post last Friday. Vampire Weekend broke out in early 2008 with a really complete statement for a debut with their self titled album Vampire Weekend. Their self-proclaimed “Upper West Side Soweto” style mixes chamber pop, 80′s new wave/reggae and African hi-life to produce what at the time seemed like a truly new sound. Their 2010 follow up, Contra, took the sound the band had created and expanded upon it just enough to satisfy old fans and win new ones. All the same familiar influences were there, but the songs seem more fleshed out and the added touches of electro throughout the album do not detract from their sound, but add just enough of a twist to make the album a definite step forward, instead of a retread. Watch “Giving Up The Gun” below, and take note of the protagonist’s opponents, the umpire and her coach.
Today we’re following the nu blue-eyed soul with another unlikely act to dabble in the contemporary R&B scene. Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden, Little Dragon are an electro pop band whose lead singer sounds like the love child of Bjork and Erykah Badu. I’m not sure if it really gets much better. Watch “Never Never” below to hear for yourself.