The Presets are performing at the Odgen Theater tomorrow co-headlining with Dragonette and openers Classixx. In all honesty, the three could be headlining the evening with strong new(ish) albums from both the Presets and SoCal’s Classixx. The Presets’ latest release, “Pacifica,” has a tinge of Darren Emerson from Underworld sprinkled for good measure on Australia’s best hope to follow in the footsteps of Cut Copy. “Pacifica” is a step in the right direction of using more instruments versus leaning too much on the electronic element with a more organic feel compared to previous efforts.
Classixx’s “Hanging Gardens” have just released their newest offering in what sounds like a steamy summer evening on a rooftop in a bustling city. The title track is a slow simmer that eventually culminates into a a soft banger setting the stage for the full album. The contribution from DFA’s Nancy Whang on “All You’re Waiting For” is a strong second, but the rest of the release has been on non-stop rotation.
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We caught a glimpse of what’s to come from Jamie Lidell last week, and now we have a single after a couple of days. Read the rest of this entry »
Well….not exactly NEW music from Four Tet, but the track got a scorching makeover from Jamie xx in the form of a remix. Read the rest of this entry »
2012 music festival season is winding down with one of the heavy hitters down in Austin with the Austin City Limits festival. Read the rest of this entry »
The Olympics reigned as king of the weekend for those of us unable to be present in London. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve tried on multiple occasions to get into Liars. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the items on my bucket-list before I die is to make it out to Barcelona for Primavera Sound. Read the rest of this entry »