L.A.'s own ZHU got a bit of ink for the single/video "Faded" earlier this year but "Cocaine Model", which can be found on the same six-song EP release NIGHTDAY, has more of the slow burning deep house color that I'm so drawn to.
This Electric Youth single is arguably the best pure pop/club track of the year so far. Feels for miles. Babies will be conceived within seconds of the first chorus.
Electric Youth's debut album, Innerworld. It features the soaring and undeniable single "Runaway", which I cannot seem to stop listening to. The duo of Bronwyn Griffin and Austin Garrick have mastered the art of "feel", tapping into a very specific, imaginative, and wide-screen world with synthesizers and deep club rhythms. And although "Runaway" will transport you to a different time (80's pop/new wave) it's Griffin's weightless voice that could exist in any era. Amazing work. (via)
I'm a massive fan of the defunct Calgary band Women. Viet Cong just re-released its first EP, previously a cassette-only release but now in MP3 and vinyl format thanks to the great Mexican Summer label. However, this non-EP track entitled "Bunker Buster" is the shit. Note that the band employs ex-Women member Matt Flegel so this track drips with the ghosts and fog of their previous band. It's fucking uncanny. More of this please.
Another great collection of hotness that I can't get enough of. Some of these releases are now available for pre-order or just download where available.
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