Though the weather may not seem that way, it’s summer, and what is better way to spend a hazy summers evening than some hazy rushes of uplifting synths, driving guitars and vocal twists. Thinking you like the sound of that? Download this from Safari.
The 6 months since their formation has seen Safari make the leap from the ‘dark disco’ to embrace a soundscape of glorious technicolour encompassing diverse influences and creative intuition. What started out as three college friends practicing in a disused school, soon progressed into a band caught up in the strobe lights of the post Klaxon’s wave, sharing stages with the likes of Crystal Castles and Late of the Pier, before arriving at a place that now finds a group in the first throws of their twenties with a clear vision of how to distill the world around them into distinctive audio snap-shots.
At the moment there’s so much good music floating about – from the melancholy of The National through to the euphoria of Kele, it seems summer 2010 is a great time. The next album I’m getting pant-wettingly excited about is Canada’s Stars‘ new one, “The Five Ghosts”.
We featured the video for “Fixed” yesterday, and today it’s the turn to give you the chance to download and listen to “We Don’t Want Your Body”, the next single from their fifth studio album.
Normally we try and post the MP3s that we feature as MP3s of the day, but I’m making an exception today as it’s from Apparatjik, the side project of Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman, Magne Furuholmen of A-ha fame, Jonas Bjerre, lead singer for Danish band Mew, and producer Martin Terefe that Emmy introduced us to a few months ago.
They’ve just released a three track digital EP called ’4 Can Keep A Secret If 3 Of Them Are Dead’, that you can download for free in exchange for your e-mail address.
To mark the release of her brand new EP ‘Skeleton Songs’ on 7th June, Catherine A.D. has recorded a beautiful cover of the Hurts’ track ‘Better Than Love’. The Hurts track is pretty impressively huge and symphonic, but Catherine manages to take it to another level. Much love for this track here at TGTF towers this morning as we recover from a rather large night out catching Delays last night.
You’ve probably sussed that we like our digital electro sounds at the moment here at TGTF – what with our love for Friendly Fires, Delphic and 80′s synthy goodness. So when we got sent an email about Friends Electric that described them as like “New Order and Delphic but with a tad more warmth” we couldn’t load up YouTube fast enough.
Needless to say, they’re chuffin’ great from this one song.
Sounding like an amazing cross between The Maccabees, Futureheads and 00′s undiscovered gems Dogs Die In Hot Cars, Dog is Dead are purveyors of one of my favourite genres – summery jangly pop full of fancy vocal arrangements, the sort that should go down amazingly well at festivals if the world was right.
Their debut single, ‘Glockenspiel Song’ is out on June 7th through their label Your Childhood Records, and you can check it out below whilst also checking out (and downloading) “Zoo”. Take a listen and let us know what you think…