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Pretty Good Dance Moves feat. Sabina Sciubba (Brazilian Girls) “8th Movement (I Wonder Why)” MP3+ Album LIMO out 2/7/12

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2011 by E.N.

“Remember when VHS tapes came in colors, specifically bubblegum pink? This is the sonic version of that.” – RCRD LBL

“…a triumphant little electro-pop track that tickles hearts and synths and hearts like Passion Pit, trades and harmonizes vocals like Ra Ra Riot or those guys behind “Young Folks.”  -Stereogum

Pretty Good Dance Moves announce their new album LIMO to be released on February 7th, 2012. For this full-length, which will be released on MAD Dragon/Township, the band enlisted the sultry vocals of Brazilian Girls’ singer Sabina Sciubba.

Download Pretty Good Dance Moves – I Wonder Why (Feat. Sabina Sciubba)

A long form music video to accompany LIMO was produced by French filmmaker Antoine Wagner (credits include “From a Mess to the Masses” a documentary about the rise of the French rock band Phoenix as well as their music video “Listomania”) and will be available shortly.

The synthy-electro dance band Pretty Good Dance Moves with Jimmy Giannopoulosand Aaron Allietta at the core, is based out of Brooklyn, NY and spent the last few years cutting tracks with dozens of collaborators, including Bjorn Yttling (Peter Bjorn & John), Lissy TrulliePatience Hodgson (The Grates), Linnea Jonsson (Those Dancing Days) & Genevieve Schatz (Company of Thieves).  The band released their self-titled debut PGDM EP in 2010.

Pretty Good Dance Moves new album LIMO was cut at their Brooklyn apartment and in Paris, France. This new album crosses electro-experimental-ambient and disco boundaries and takes a different approach from their previous recordings. LIMO is 32 minutes long, composed of 8 movements and intended to be listened to as one complete work from start to finish.  PGDM’s intention was to make a record, not singles!  Sabina Sciubba of Brazilian Girls is the featured vocalist on LIMO and sings in 3 different languages (English, German and French).

Pretty Good Dance Moves was born when the group combined their analog synths and drum machine collections and began experimenting with electro/dance tracks in 2006. After a few years of experimenting the group cut some demos which were released by the group independently. These recordings caught the attention of Seattle’s influential KEXP radio station, which invited the band to do an in-studio while they were broadcasting in Chicago for a week. This dynamic performance, which was their first ever, immediately launched the band into the spotlight, with a KEXP staff member later naming it the best in-studio of the year. Meanwhile, Spin Magazine decided to premiere their video starring the correspondent from the Daily Show/ Flight of the Conchords personality Kristen Schaal.

Pretty Good Dance Moves
LIMO
(2/7/12 on MAD Dragon / Township Records)

Track listing LIMO:
01. 1st Movement
02. 2nd Movement
03. 3rd Movement
04. 4th Movement
05. 5th Movement
06. 6th Movement
07. 7th Movement
08. 8th Movement (I Wonder Why)


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Ki:Theory Teams Up With Holy Fuck, Release “Holiday Heart” Single MP3!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2011 by E.N.

Ki:Theory (a.k.a. Joel Burleson) is a recording artist and producer who walks the tightrope between electronic and indie/alternative rock. Ki:Theory has also lent his adventurous sound  to remixes for Daft Punk, Queens of the Stone Age, Ladytron, and Brazilian Girls among others. Having already rocked Bonnaroo and djed for Betsey Johnson’s during NYC fashion week, Ki:Theory has returned to the studio to work on new material. Today, May 24, he has released the single for “Holiday Heart.” For the B-side, he teamed up with Holy Fuck for a remix of UNKLE’s track “Natural Selection” which features The Black Angels.

Check out the “Holiday Heart” MP3  HERE!

 
“Holiday Heart” has a bright vocal melody, skittering beat, and an instantly memorable hook with something a little darker brewing beneath the surface. “(Holiday Heart) is actually a medical condition you get when you’ve been hitting the whiskey and summer sausage a little too hard (commonly around the holidays).  I’ve always thought it makes a great metaphor for ‘to much of a good thing.”, explains Burleson. The b-side is an Olympian collaboration between Ki:Theory, UNKLE, Holy Fuck, and The Black Angels. “Natural Selection” is such a great song to start.  I’m a huge fan of UNKLE, The Black Angels, and Holy Fuck. I did a remix for UNKLE once before [2007’s “Hold My Hand”], so getting asked to contribute to something all these great artists had collaborated on was just phenomenal.  Holy Fuck had already laid some really nice textures and ambient soundscapes for the remix so getting in there with big drums and some leads seemed like a cool direction.”, says Burleson.
 
Ki:Theory has also recently contributed a remix of Daft Punk’s “The Son of Flynn” to Daft Punk/Tron: Legacy remix album “Reconfigured”. His song “Arms for Legs” is also featured alongside Sleigh Bells and Silversun Pickups in the trailer for John Singleton’s new film “Abduction”. This month, his remix of  the song “Angelica” is also featured on  the “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” soundtrack by Rodrigo y Gabriela with Hans Zimmer.
 
The “Holiday Heart” single is available at:
iTunes
Amazon

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Émilie Simon Premieres Remix MP3 From “Rainbow” EP , Album Out April 26!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2011 by E.N.

Émilie Simon

The Big Machine

(Le Plan, April 26; vinyl April 16)
 
Rainbow EP Released Today,
The Big Machine, Out April 26

“Rainbow” (Remix Émilie)  MP3 Premiered On URB!
“inventive”

– The New Yorker
 
“… songwriter with a demure crackly voice whose music is rooted in Björk-esque notions of how technology and nature stream together.”
– SPIN
 
“… an electro-pop singer with a thump, purr, and sizzle.”
– Interview
 
“Upbeat stomping epics that build and build”
– The Independent
 
One of France’s most renowned artists, Émilie Simon, launched her career in 2003 and immediately captured the imagination of a large audience with her sprawling and elegant musical fantasies, earning three Victoires de la Musique (France’s Grammy equivalent) during the course of her first three albums. She gained international acclaim for scoring the smash documentary March of the Penguins and saw her first US release in 2006 with The Flower Book. In 2008, she relocated to Brooklyn where she recorded her new album The Big Machine surrounding herself with talented guests such as Kelly Pratt and Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire) as well as Jon Natchez (Beirut) or Mark Plati (David Bowie, The Cure, Brazilian Girls). The Big Machine will released April 26 on Le Plan.  If you can’t wait until then, be sure to check out the Rainbow EP that dropped today on iTunes.  You can download the “Rainbow” (Remix Émilie) MP3 from the EP where it premiered on URB!
 
The Big Machine is full of Émilie’s powerful and seductive voice, inventively playful arrangements, driving synths and rhythms, and prodigious melodies. “The Ballad of the Big Machine” driving piano and horns punctuate Émilie’s plea to let her in.  The percolating rhythm of “The Cycle” commands you to dance as Émilie’s voice wraps itself around the beats and soars until the song explodes. “Rocket to the Moon” takes us back to an era that didn’t quite exist, it’s big band sound is reminiscent of the 1920s is also decorated with futuristic flourishes. “This is Your World” ends the adventure with a command to reclaim the world.
 
Émilie Simon is equal parts breathtaking grandeur and bewitching intimacy. Her iconic style has made her a respected voice in fashion. She is often seen donning dresses by Yeojin Bae, Jean-Paul Gauthier or Vivienne Westwood and collaborated with Paule Ka to design her stage attire. She blazes her own trail aesthetically, incorporating vintage clothing or up and coming designers to more established names, toying with fashion as she does with sounds.

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