Cut Copy: Lights & Music

Cut Copy: Lights & Music

Who really knows what to make of the house, electro pop, new wave revival creeping into the mainstream? Perhaps it is the boredom of the current pop atmosphere that causes listeners to seek out music that is a bit different. What is certain is that in the coming months it is almost certain that there will be backlash, over analyzed blog posts (like these) and over exposure. But while critics attempt to rationalize it all, bands such as the Australian duo Cut Copy spearhead the movement by bringing a fresh yet vintage sound for the listeners to enjoy. Their new album “In Ghost Colours” is a lighter hearted celebratory affair then previous efforts combining elements of pulse pounding arena and indie rock with driving synthesizers that make it danceable yet lyrically assessable for the listener. The first single “Lights & Music” is up-tempo and borderline disco. The sound harkens to a harder edged New Order or Depeche Mode with a more guitar centric sound. The video directed by Krozm, is relatively simple and straight forward with flashing lights and 80s cheap effects but matches perfectly with the actual feel of the music. The song has already become a critical and dance floor favorite and is sure to become the soundtrack to the summer.

 
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