[Video] Cut Copy’s ‘We Are Explorers’

 

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Here’s the video for Aussie SynthPoppers Cut Copy’s recent single We Are Explorers. What sort of video would this Acid-tinged psychedelic ElectroPop tune entail?

Masa Kawamura, Qanta Shimizu & Aramique co-direct this neon soaked clip. It;s stop motion action made entirely with 3D printed figurines.

Cut Copy’s Free Your Mind album is out now via Modular Recordings.

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[Video] Ceo’s ‘Whorehouse’

 

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Here’s the video for Swedish Avant-Popster Ceo’s Whorehouse. An infectiously catchy slick of quirky ElectroPop we featured back in November.

The video sees Eric Berglund indulging his madcap side and basically mucking around and dressing up.

Ceo’s Whorehouse is out now.

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[Audio] Ceo’s ‘Whorehouse’

 

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Well, we didn’t think we’d be hearing anything new from Swedish Avant-Pop act Ceo (The Tough Alliance’s Eric Berglund) again, he kinda’ went quiet after the release of his début album, White Magic, but here we are with a brand new single, and news of a forthcoming sophomore album titled Wonderland, on Sincerely Yours/Modular. the track’s called Whorehouse, and it;s Poppy, Catchy and hilarious.

Riding over a stomping beat and a cavalcade of blippy synths, Ceo rocks a Beach Boys vibe with his vocal arrangement, keeping things light and Poppy whist he laments that he’s ‘locked inside a whorehouse’. The whole track is a wonderful and playful mix of infectious Pop and an experimental attitude. It’s bouncy, fun and painfully intelligent. A contradiction that we aren’t going to argue with.

♫ Ceo – Whorehouse

Ceo’s Whorehouse is released 2nd December.

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[Audio] Cut Copy’s ‘We Are Explorers’

 

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Modular have just released another new track from Australian ElectroPop outfit Cut Copy’s forthcoming new album, Free Your Mind. Alongside recent singles Free Your Mind and Let Me Show You, album track We Are Explorers helps give us a full picture of what to expect form their long awaited fourth album.

We Are Explorers is pretty classic Cut Copy. Shockingly infectious ElectroPop, all buzzing synths and crazy purcussion. With a nice hint of the 80s, over some rocking power Indie-Electro. As you’d expect from Cut Copy, the song itself is whimsical, anthemic and ridiculously catchy. Which tempers the abrasive synths, synths that drop moments of chainsaw grind and Acidic burbling amongst the retro chords. We are definitely looking forward to this record. Cut Copy are off on a world tour for the rest of this year, you can find your nearest date here.

♫ Cut Copy – We Are Explorers

Cut Copy’s Free Your Mind is released 5th November.

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[Audio] Cut Copy’s ‘Free Your Mind’

 

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Following on from the last taste we had of Australian Indie-ElectroPoppers Cut Copy’s long awaited new album, Let Me Show You, Modular have announced the albums title and dropped the record’s lead track. The album is due out on November and will be titled, Free Your Mind. Here’s the title track.

What does Free Your Mind sound like? Well, pretty much late 80s/early 90s Indie-Dance, it’s almost pure House influenced Madchaster. Baggy jeaned, floppy haired and ‘avin it large. Frantic live drums, classic House piano, big diva backing vocals, Rave whoops, a Chicago influenced bassline, burbling Acid synths and uplifting Beatles-esque choruses. Any of this sounding familiar? It’s an excellently executed revival of the sound and one Cut Copy still injects their personality into. Exciting stuff.

♫ Cut Copy – Free Your Mind

Cut Copy’s Free Your Mind is released 5th November.

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[Audio] Cut Copy’s ‘Let Me Show You’

 

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As you would have seen from our excited Tweets a week or so ago, Australian SynthPop gurus Cut Copy are back in business. their new single, Let Me Show You, was release on extremely limited edition vinyl. Numbering 120 copies, the record was made as part of a demonstration of the vinyl production process at the recent Pitchfork Music festival, copies soon found their way onto YouTube (and onto our excited Tweets), but Modular have releases the track proper online.

You can breathe a sigh of relief too, the track is top-notch Cut Copy. Still loving their tracks of epic lengths, Let Me Show You is a six minute psychedelic SynthPop oddessy. Huge in scope, the track retains a classic Cut Copy sound whilst delivering something fresh alongside. Bright, starlight synths, a trademark for the band, sparkle through the tune, underpinned by warbling synth bass and slick 909 beats. The beats lead the track into a proto-Rave vibe for the choruses, adding subtly House piano and Acidic murmurings to the mix. But, as with all Cut Copy tracks, it’s the distant, hazy vocals that make the track. We’re hoping this means there’s a third studio album on the horizon.

♫ Cut Copy – Let Me Show You

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[Video] Canyons Present Pink Gin’s ‘Blame Me’

 

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This is Canyons Present Pink Gin. Pink Gin is the new side project from Modular’s Canyons and the duo seem to be using the moniker to indulge their deepest electronic desires. The result is Blame Me,  an insane House/Disco/Acid mash-up with a B-Boy beat, and it’s awesome.

Here’s the video from by Elliot Shields, but just close your eyes and let the vintage Electro wash over you.

Canyons Present Pink Gin’s début single, Blame Me/Telephone Funk is out 29th July.

Check out more from Canyons Present Pink Gin on SoundCloud.

Ladyhawke reMixed by Punks Jump Up

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We’re still in two minds about what we’ve heard of Ladyhawke’s forthcoming new album, some of what we’ve heard is amazing, some of it too rocky for our tastes. I guess we’re just wishing for the good old days of 2008 New Wave Ladyhawke. Take the new single, ‘Black, White & Blue’ it sounds like catchy Ladyhawke, but all those standard rock guitars kinda’ grate on our ears. Enter Punks Jump Up to save the day.

Their reMix of ‘Black, White & Blue’ is exactly what I wanted to hear for the single. I love Pip’s voice so much, so that combined with Punks Jump Up’s bouncy FM bassline is pure gold. Full of hits, stabs and other retro dance tropes this track is gonna’ be so much fun to drop on a dancefloor.

♫ Ladyhawke – Black, White & Blue (Punks Jump Up reMix)

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New video from Canyons

Canyons new video for their ‘See Blind Through’ is as much of an early ‘90’s house affair as the song itself! The track features a splash of Nite Jewel’s Ramona Gonzalez.

Director Daniel Brereton must have been studying videos from everyone from Orbital to Soul II Soul!

‘See Blind Through’ is released 14 November on Modular Recordings.

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Unreleased ceo!

ceo’s (Eric Berglund from The Tough Alliance) début album ‘White Magic’ is causing quite stir amongst those with discerning tastes and with good reason. Sure, at it’s core it’s ElectroPop, but it almost defies definition. I’ve honestly never heard anything like it, influences form World Music, Hip-Hop and a certain symphonic quality to ceo’s music make it a really special listen. I suppose you’ll either get it or you won’t, but if you do, it’s kinda’ infectious.

Anyway, those fine folk at Modular, in celebration for the release, are giving away this unused track from the album sessions. ‘Everything Is Gonna’ Be Alright’ would have fitted perfectly on the album, it’s a tribal escape from reality (with pan-flutes!).

ceo – Everything Is Gonna’ Be Alright

‘White Magic’ is out now.

ceo @ Amazon

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