Tonight has been a really cool night. I have found some amazing new music from the UK that I want to support because it's totally independent and it's got some pretty amazing production for something that has no backing from a label. I think that's what's incredible about the music industry right now, the software to create music has become so accessible that people that would have never had the opportunity before can now make music and express themselves and what's even cooler is that there are people out there that will listen to their stuff and totally dig it.
So I'd like to introduce you to Lectrolips, a pretty cool new synthpop duo who have created quite a large library of pretty great stuff on their own. I think what I like about their version of synth is there is more of a computer based vibe that makes me want to break out my old Kraftwerk albums. It has more of a digital sound that separates them from quite a few of the other artists that can tend to run together. I think if they were to go on tour, I'd like them to go out with Simon Curtis. I think their overall production value and vibe would work great together. I think they would also work well with Desire or College.
The tracks I've showcased here are a pretty great sampling of their brand. It's funky with a dance beat that makes you bob your head and tap your feet without trying. There is a little autotune/vocoder on the tracks but with the overall digital production, it actually works and plays into the feeling. It makes me think of "Computer Blue" by Prince. I can't pick one specific song out of these that I like better than any of the others because they are all great in their own way. I love the bass line and spoken lyrics in "Voyeur". It's a top track, I think actually. The piano in "Glimmer" absolutely seals the deal. It's so moody and atmospheric. "The Record Sound" is just a really fun song with a killer beat. "Resurrection" is this driving track that will knock you down with it's power. It's not overdone either. It's a great piece of work that just throbs all over my sound system. That leaves, "Love Has Lied" and it is far from the least impressive song. I think that if I had to pick a song out of this pack to show off their overall talents, this would be it. The production is great, the lyrics are choice and it's a pretty rad track.
Needless to say, I want to support these guys and I want you to as well. They are pretty incredible and I've only been a fan for a few hours. I think I am going to find more and more about these guys that is great. As I do, you know I'll post it for you to see.
Lectrolips on the Web