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

New: MillionYoung

New: MillionYoung – Desperate Measures {0}

South Florida’s MillionYoung delivers yet another dream-washed melody on his latest track “Desperate Measures.” The tune kicks off with a staccato guitar-laced intro—reminiscent of numerous tracks from The xx’s self-titled debut album—and slowly scales upward before launching into a massive synth line at 1:54. It’s a worthy payoff for a great winter jam that will keep you cozy through the icy weather ahead. Give it a spin below.

MILLIONYOUNG – DESPERATE MEASURES

Introducing: THE PASS

Introducing: THE PASS {0}

Meet The Pass, a new electro-pop outfit from Louisville, KY. They’ve already made quite an impact around the blogosphere for their immensely fun debut album, Burst. I’m currently on my tenth full listen and have no plans of slowing down. Check it out in full below.

File next to: Tokyo Police Club, Hey Champ, Phoenix, Passion Pit.

THE PASS – BURST (LP)

New MMMathias Remix

New MMMathias Remix {0}

This new MMMatthias remix of Berlin music duo I’m Not A Band, who combine their alternative electro with violins, is a real beauty. Allow it to warm up your weekend.

I’m Not a Band – Crazy (MMMatthias Remix)

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Introducing: JOY!

Introducing: JOY! {0}

Hailing from Montpellier, France, Joy! is a duo of brothers who are making electronic music with a flair for the dramatic.

File next to: DJ Shadow, Danger, Kavinsky.

Joy! – New York (Empire State of Mind – Remix)

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Penguin Prison Remix Jamiroquai

Penguin Prison Remix Jamiroquai {0}

First single from the legendary funk troupe’s new album. Penguin Prison can do no wrong in my book.

Jamiroquai – White Knuckle Ride (Penguin Prison Remix)

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