For the past 100 years or so, Soulwax has been turning perfectly pleasant indie songs into epoch-defining dance floor devastators that make girls bounce and DJs cry. The brothers Dewaele have put their touch on “You Wanted A Hit,” probably the weakest song on James Murphys rather excellent This Is Happening. As can be expected, the build is AMAZING, but it kinda takes a long time to get there. Set your Serato start-point to midway through.
If you’ve heard one HEALTH’s studio albums, or ever seen one of their live shows, you know that the band isn’t afraid of noise. This noise generally comes in the form of walls of effected guitar sounds and fast, almost aggressive, drumming, but the quartet also has an affinity for electronic music — specifically in the form of the remix. Hence, their 2008 album, Disco, which featured curated remixes of songs off their 2007 self-titled debut, and now Disco2 – the same take on the 2009 full-length Get Color, and out on June 22. URB recently talked to guitarist Jupiter Keyes about the ideas behind the album, and why these remixes work so damn well. …MORE
James Murphy and Co. cover this Detroit techno classic by Carl Craig’s Paperclip People alter-ego for an iTunes exclusive “asset.”
Free Energy believes the ideal future exists today.
Free Energy is a Philadelphia, PA band which includes Scott Wells, Paul Sprangers, Evan Wells, Geoff Bucknam, and Nick Shuminksy. Wells and Sprangers were both in now-defunct Hockey Night. Free Energy broadcasts melodic, hook-laden rock tunes with a heavy dose of bombastic glam and classic dust.
Where the similarly hook-tastic Hockey Night was reminiscent of Pavement and Truman’s Water, Free Energy shares more similarities with the heroes of old: Thin …