Now this could be some of the most over the top sugary, bubblegum pop I’ve promoted in some time, but I’m comfortable with it. Private out of Denmark throw in some 80s pop in the vein of Prince, some lost aspects of Ace of Base, and some JT like vocals to create a mighty fun pop record. I was told if I dug Chromeo, then this would be right up my alley. And as I spin this, I realize any fan of pure pop should at least give this one a quick listen. The jury is still out on if this record will be just as enjoyable next month. For now though, indulge in one of the better guilty pleasures of ’07.
Two of my favorite recent Britpop releases were recommendations made by Jason (who is on British soil as I write): Sheffield’s Little Man Tate and Brighton’s The Kooks. Luckily, I have the great Not Lame Records to thank for my newest find, The Good Shoes from London’s Morden neighbourhood.
As someone who has never managed to catch hold of the sound of the Arctic Monkeys; Good Shoes are what I had hoped the Monkeys might have been. Writing speedy, jaunty, crunchy little indie pop/rock numbers suits the Shoes just fine. This CD should become a classic of mid 2000s Britpop. Take a listen. One of my top albums of the year.
The love to hate Ryan Adams released the EP “Follow the Lights” this week. To me, he finally brought in a quality control manager. “Easy Tiger” from this past summer and now this EP are here to prove it. Below is Bryan, I mean Ryan Adams’ cover of “Down in a Hole” originally written and performed by Alice in Chains.
Nada Surf, who this blog knows well, almost too well is set to release their fifth album in February of ’08. As anyone who reads this blog knows, they’ve yet to release anything less than stellar. I expect this record to be just as solid as previous efforts and so do you. Give a listen to a track from the forthcoming album “Lucky”.
Justice, the crazy duo from Paris, France, paid a visit to the Jimmy Kimmel show earlier this week to perform their big hit, “D.A.N.C.E.” From the looks of the enlisted band, it seems as though the song has touched more than just the blogosphere.