Video: Cut Copy – “Need You Now”
With their new album Zonoscope, Cut Copy have created one of 2011’s first genuinely exciting albums.
While unabashedly continuing down the same path of epic dance rock for which they’ve been known since 2001’s I Thought of Numbers, Cut Copy have also taken a step forward in terms of production and overall sound — thanks in part to producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter).
When your band draws frequent comparisons to established acts like The Flaming Lips, Deerhunter, and Broken Social Scene, you must be doing something right. Just ask Pomegranates, who released their third album, One of Us, last month. Thanks to its swooning production and assured energy, the record has already climbed to #7 on the CMJ Top 200 Chart.
You can experience Pomegranates’ sugary sounds firsthand on Wednesday, November 17th, when the Cincinnati band plays the Casbah. In anticipation of the show, vocalist/guitarist Joey Cook was kind enough to share some of his influences. You can check out the list and the rest of Pomegranates’ tour dates below. Continue reading…
I headed from my friend Andi’s pleasant apartment in East Atlanta to Flat Shoals for Thai before the show on a beautiful and surprisingly cool (for Atlanta) summer evening, so we walked around as long as possible, or so we thought. After they let us in, there was a long delay, which turned out to be because the The Dirty Projectors were still en route from Baton Rouge. Finally, Altas Sound opened the show with a five song set that surprised mainly because angel-voiced Bradford Cox (Deerhunter) added a band (three Selmanaires) two days before and they managed to crunch out a fine country-laced set, departing from Bradford’s more electronic Atlas Sound peregrinations. Listen to their set here. We both liked the effort, which I likened to country Radiohead and she compared to early Travis, if that tells you anything. These are definitely worth downloading, even if the band isn’t as polished as it will be by the time they tour in support of the forthcoming Logos EP. Bradford played with the confidence and panache of a salsa champion and the band couldn’t help but follow his lead, even if there was a misstep here and there. Continue reading