james debate
james debate

Sunday 19 April 2009

As you all know, I am always on the look out for interesting new music. The usual schlocky crap doesn't cut it with me, I crave ingenuity and originality. I scour blogs and forums and new releases in order to find the best of the best, and it is working under this modus operandi that I find the vast majority of my music. Fleet Foxes rose to prominence last year, while I was salivating over them a full year before. Same with MGMT and the Last Shadow Puppets. More recently I have been extremely impressed by Passion Pit and Dan Deacon. Now I would like to share with you the newest discoveries that have me very excited.

The focus for today's edition is Futurecop! This British dance group takes heavy inspiration from the 1980s in both musical style and aesthetics, as evidenced by the logo above, and the gaudiness of their various webpages one can find online. Indeed the sheer awesomeness of this celebration of 1980s pop culture is almost enough to make one forgive their abortion of a Myspace page where they do much of their blogging (though to their credit they are trying to cut back on such awfulness with a new blogger blog).

So this duo of Manzur Iqbal and Peter Carrol play a series of dance tunes heavily inspired by the style 1980s theme tunes, as well as more recent dance artists like Daft Punk, and the result is pretty amazing. This music is as close to pure joy and happiness as music gets, and infectious enough to please music fans, whether or not they get the same nostalgic rush that I get while listening to these tunes.

If these guys ever release a proper album, I'll be very happy, because they just rock. You want to check out the following songs:


"Karate Kids"


The Best of the Rest

"Attached" by "His Orchestra"

"Love Like a Sunset" by "Phoenix"

"Collapsing at your doorstep" by "Air France"

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