Over the past few months readers have suggested some bands definitely worth a listen.
First up, Justice, a French electronic duo who gained notoriety (Grammy nominations, etc.) with the release of their debut album “Cross” in 2007. “New Lands” is from their 2011 release “Audio, Video, Disco”. This track and others from the album pay homage to older synth-rock styles, funk, disco and more. And the video’s Rollerball theme is more evidence that Justice enjoys updating the past. Thanks for the suggestion, Cliff!
Next is Hundred Waters performing “Boreal”. A close-up of musicians recording with a mix of vocals, classic instruments and electronics makes this video especially fun to watch. Looks like this band is set for take-off, too, touring with The XX beginning in May. A link to their website is also included below – some really cool art work on the “Images” page. Thanks for the link, Charlie!
As for something definitely NOT electronic, check out “Blues Hand Me Down” from Vintage Trouble. The track appears on their debut 2011 release “The Bomb Shelter Sessions”. The rock and soul band is opening for The Who on a number of tour dates in 2013, has been hitting all the big festivals, and has recently made the late night talk show circuit. Got to be a good band to see live! Thanks for the tip, Rainer!