New: Cut Copy

New: Cut Copy – Take Me Over {0}

Sydney’s Cut Copy is one of my favorite bands of the last decade. Needless to say, the release of their new album, Zonoscope, will be greeted with rapturous applause. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, I’ve been able to indulge in the demo of their upcoming single, “Where I’m Going,” and, as of today, was able to hear their first official single “Take Me Over.”

The track exhibits a heavy synthesis of 80′s pop songs from Fleetwood Mac (“Everywhere”) and Men At Work (“Land Down Under”). This is no surprise given the band’s affinity for new wave/synth-pop in the style of late 80′s New Order singles. Nonetheless, I detect maturation in their technique and wouldn’t be surprised if the new album deviated from their signature sound. Either way, color me enthusiastic.

Zonoscope drops in early February of next year. Let the countdown begin.

CUT COPY – TAKE ME OVER

Introducing: STRANGE TALK

Introducing: STRANGE TALK {0}

The other day, I found a great new track called “Climbing Walls” by Melbourne electro-pop newcomers Strange Talk. After the third listen, I started to notice how familiar the vocals sounded. Sure enough, it seems that Strange Talk and Thieves of Aon are one and the same. Be sure to check out their new bassed up version of “Eskimo Boy”, a track which surfaced under the Thieves of Aon moniker several months ago; just before the band’s web page mysteriously disappeared. From what I can surmise, Thieves of Aon will primarily serve as their remixing brand, while Strange Talk will cover everything else. Expect big things.

File next to: Cut Copy, Van She, Gypsy & The Cat, Phoenix.

Strange Talk – Climbing Walls

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Cut Copy Announces New Album

Cut Copy Announces New Album {0}

Cut Copy have revealed that their long-awaited third album will be titled Zonoscope and it’ll be out on February 8th. Front man Dan Whitford — who in a former life worked as a graphic designer — has been credited with producing the (gorgeous) artwork.