Monday, February 18, 2008

Songs I can’t get out of my head: Vol. 8

Hot Chip

Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor
This track from the UK electro-rock group that gave us “Over and Over” and “And I Was A Boy From School” is the prime dance cut from new album Made in the Dark. If there’s one thing Hot Chip surely knows it’s how to get a song playing on “repeat” in your head – and this song is a perfect example. Just try to listen to it without singing along and shaking your hips.

The Lashes – A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody
The Lashes full-length release Get It drops soon, but this is a sneak peek at the “powerpop” of this Seattle outfit. Once you get your hands on the album, give “Wanna Girl” a spin. That pop is powerful.

The Helio Sequence – Keep Your Eyes Ahead
Getting ready to play Bottom of the Hill at SF’s NoisePop fest, this track from the Portland indie rockers is repetitively catchy. If it sounds like something borrowed from The Shins, you won’t be surprise to learn they’re label-mates on Sub Pop.

Yeasayer – 2080
The first cut off their “All Hour Cymbals” release, this track has taken Yeasayer to the top, and it remains that album’s strongest. Their brand of sleepy esoteric prog rock shines with melodic vocals and carefully plucked guitars. The Brooklyn four-piece has been touring in the states with MGMT, but is taking off for Europe toward the end of the month.

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