Saint Etienne’s ‘I’ve Got Your Music’ video

Saint Etienne crowdsourced their latest video, getting fans to show the world their favourite records to accompany the ode to Pop I’ve Got Your Music.

What sounded initially a cheap, and a bit cheesy, actually really works amazingly well, it’s interesting to see everyone’s choices. Whoduv’ thunk it?

I’ve Got Your Music is taken from Words And Music By Saint Etienne, out not.

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The Golden Filter reMix Saint Etienne

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It’s been a while since we heard from The Golden Filter, always one of the most innovative and interesting Disco acts around, since their soundtrack second album and accompanying film ‘Syndromes’, so for them to be breaking back into our consciousness reMixing one of our all time favourites, Saint Etienne, it a thing of pure awesome.

The New York duo’s version of ‘I’ve Got Your Music’ is a stripped down, moody, dancefloor tune built up on Moroder-esque basslines, warm synths and ‘70’s electronic toms. Completely changing the mood of the track, from euphoric ode to DancePop into something more mysterious, more enigmatic, The Golden Filter leave their calling cards all over these six minutes. Just check out the drop mid-way, the silence only broken by an eerie held note leading to tribal drums and magical arpeggios before dropping right back into to the groove. Drawing on vintage Disco and Italo, this reMix is more reminiscent of the likes of ‘Solid Gold’ than The Golden Filter’s newer output, I wonder what this bodes for the future of the twosome?

Saint Etienne – I’ve Got Your Music (The Golden Filter reMix)

‘Words And Music By Saint Etienne’ is released 21st May.

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Saint Etienne’s new single

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UK ElectroPop legends Saint Etienne are gearing up for the release of their brand new album, ‘Words And Music By Saint Etienne’, next month. Ahead of which ‘I’ve Got Your Music’ follows ‘Tonight’ as the second single taken from the record.

‘I’ve Got Your Music’ seems to follow both musically and thematically from ‘Tonight’, and with a title like ‘Words And Music’ I would hazard a guess that the album will be about Pop music, and songs in general, and their power to capture a moment. As Bob Stanley says “the album is about believing in music, living your life by its rules”, The single is a lovely slice of classic SynthPop, but we would expect no less from Saint Etienne. Produced with Xenomania’s Tim Powell, it’s a effervescent, upbeat tune that bodes well for the album.

♫ Saint Etienne – I’ve Got Your Music (Single Version)

‘Words And Music By Saint Etienne’ is released 21st May.

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Saint Etienne’s ‘Tonight video

We were pretty excited about the return of Saint Etienne with a studio album and it;s initial single ‘Tonight’, now we can get excited all over again with the video!

British city streets at night, that’s exactly what comes to mind when you think of Saint Etienne!

Download ‘Tonight’ for free at www.saintetienne.com.

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Saint Etienne reMix The 2 Bears

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‘Be Strong’, the début album from Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell A. K. A.The 2 Bears, was released yesterday and to commemorate the occasion the duo has given away this reMix of their last single ‘Work’ by the quintessential English SynthPop trio Saint Etienne.

It’s been a busy old time for Sarah Cracknell and the guys, just last week the announced their first studio album in seven years with a blistering new track, and now this deep electronic mix of ‘Work’. Although not an obvious match Saint Etienne and The 2 Bears work really well together, both have a quirky Britishness about them, both vocally and musically. Saint Etienne keep it simple with a House beat and low basses giving the whole mis a stripped down Progressive feel that slowly builds with a House Piano. Whilst not a peak time mix of the track, this version is just the ticket for the more seedy, adventurous dancefloor. So glad Saint Etienne are back, still going strong after 21 years!

The 2 Bears – Work (Saint Etienne reMix)

‘Be Strong’ is out now, the Saint Etienne reMix of ‘Work’ features on the deluxe version of the album. You can stream the album here.

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Saint Etienne are back!

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SynthPop legends Saint Etienne are back! With their first full length studio album in seven years on the horizon the trio have dropped the first single from the forthcoming release, ‘Tonight’.

Two facts about ‘Tonight’ you’ll probably not be surprised at. 1) It’s produced by Xenomania’s Tim Powell, 2) It’s mixed by Richard X. According to SE’s Bob Stanley the track is “about the anticipation of going to see your favourite group. For some reason, I imagine this show is at the Forum in Kentish Town. The whole album is about the power of pop, how it affects and shapes your life.”, which is kinda’ what we’re all about to. The track is big, slick sounding DiscoPop combined with Saint Etienne’s particularly British take on everyday life. A Welcome return.

♫ Saint Etienne – Tonight

Download ‘Tonight’ for free at www.saintetienne.com.

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Flow Machines cover Saint Etienne this X-Mas

More X-Mas cheer today, this time from Manchester ElectroPoppers Flow Machines.

Flow Machines’ ‘I Was Born On Christmas Day’, is a nice, upbeat SynthPop cover of Saint Etienne and Tim Burgess’ track from their 1993 ‘X-Mas ‘93’ single. Sarah Cracknell’s part is played by Elbows collaborator Louise Turner. The track is full if the kinds of magical sounds you’d expect, no, demand from an X0Mas tune. Enjoy.

Flow Machines – I Was Born On Christmas Day

You can download the full quality version here. Flow Machines new album, ‘Hi-Res’ is due for release at the end of January.

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Saint Etienne at X-Mas, ‘A Glimpse Of Stocking’

I have been saving this post for X-Mas eve!

Recently SynthPop legends Saint Etienne released a full-on X-Mas album, ‘A Glimpse Of Stocking’ containing 15 tracks of ElectroPop and Indie-Electro with varying degrees of X-Mas cheer and X-Mas depression. The album is already becoming a rarity, which is a pity as it should be everyone’s compulsory X-Mas day listening, Sarah’s vocals lend themselves perfectly to seasonal songs.

So, this X-Mas eve, check out these two tracks from the album. ‘Through The Winter’, a mid-tempo synth ditty reminiscent of mid-90’s Etienne and the deep dance groove of ‘No Cure For The Common Christmas’ and make sure you have a good one!

Saint Etienne – Through The Winter

Saint Etienne – No Cure For The Common Christmas

‘A Glimpse Of Stocking’ is completely sold out, but there’s still loads of Saint Etienne to check:

Saint Etienne @ Beatport

Saint Etienne @ Juno

Saint Etienne @ 7Digital

Saint Etienne @ Amazon

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Saint Etienne reMix The Drums

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Indie-Popsters The Drums‘ new single is released later this year with the catchy title of ‘Forever And Ever Amen’ and has been given the reMix treatment by the almighty  Saint Etienne.

Turning the jangly Indie declaration of love into a brilliant piece of dreamy electronic Pop Saint Etienne have done what they do best. Forget all the trends, forget Dreamwave or hip retro synth, forget French House or Nu-Disco, this is pure synthesizer Pop put to it’s best use.

The Drums – Forever And Ever Amen (Saint Etienne reMix)

The ‘Forever And Ever Amen’ single is released 31st May.

The Drums @ Beatport

The Drums @ Juno

The Drums @ 7Digital

The Drums @ Amazon

Saint Etienne’s modern method

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The ‘Saint Etienne‘s back’ train just keeps on a’rollin’!

Just released is, this, their latest single ‘Method Of Modern Love’ and it’s a almost-Kylie-esq slice of perfect electronic Pop.

Take it for a spin:

Saint Etienne – Method Of Modern Love (zShare) (MediaFire)

The single, in its various formats, contains remixes from the likes of Richard X (who had a hand in production), Cola Boy & Heartbreak!!!

You can pick up the single in it’s various incarnations, signed and limited edition, from Saint Etienne’s Record Store.

Their wonderful back catalogue can be picked up for these kind of trading posts:

Saint Etienne @ Juno

Saint Etienne @ 7Digital

Saint Etienne @ Amazon