For those that like a dose of electro-pop (seriously, who doesn’t?) some new releases to digest include a new EP from Pretty Good Dance Moves, a new single from Groove Armada and the latest disc from the DIsco Biscuits.
-Pretty Good Dance Moves (pictured above) are a Chicago-by-way-of-Brookyln trio, who has garnered praise from KEXP, Spin and the Chicago Sun Times. It’s catchy as heck and has a flair and originality that’s hard to ignore.
-OM Records‘ Groove Armada is a duo that should most definitely be a household name by now. The British group has released the video for second single “Paper Romance,” and is currently working on a Dan Deacon remix. (Download Dan Deacon right now, this is your last warning) The Armada is touring the U.S. this spring in support of their sixth album, Black Light, which sees a release in March.
-As for The DIsco Biscuits. The jam-cult sensations are much loved for their high-energy live sets and are slated to perform at this year’s Bonnaroo and Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. The latter includes performances from Will.i.Am., Tiesto and Passion Pit. Though the Biscuits may not be everyone’s cup of tea, their latest album features contributions from Dirty Harry (Ludacris, Chris Brown) and has a highly accessible and easily digested sound that is hard to overlook. More details on their latest album is available at the CD’s web site.
While these three aren’t nearly the tip of the iceberg, they do represent the wide-range of electro-infused pop that remains stuck in neutral, while Postal Service-rip off Owl City rises to the top f the charts. Perhaps this post will change that. These bands are long overdue for a close up.