Thursday, September 25, 2008

V in KL

It is neither Valentino Rossi nor Vincent Chase. Excitement is rushing down my blood. The boys from Sydney are coming up again after those lucky ones caught them in action back in July in the land of our sibling neighbour. They are signed under the home to the equally cool Cut Copy and The Presets. Does all the best Australia electropop come from the amazing Modular Recordings?

V = Van She. The band's debut 'V' is full of good ol' disco-inspired cheeky pop numbers that any electropop/synth fans should lay their ears at. Van She will be headlining the latest installment of Heineken Green Room on 1st November at the newly refurbished Zouk Mainroom. Also playing is Tokyo’s Dexpistols and KL's very own DJ duo LapSap. The lineups are going to promise a mind-blowing party. Dexpistols was unheard of and LapSap has-seen-couple-times, so Van She will be the one that I am going to kick in all my energy. If I look not even slight entertained in the other two sets, sorry guys, I am keeping them all in before unleashing in the final set.

By the way, admission is by invitation only. I will do anything filthy just to lay my hands on those invites.

Van She -
Sex City
Van She -
So High


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Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Almost a year since the release of MGMT's much-loved debut Oracular Spectacular, the hype surrounding the band is still heating up. As much as I love the acclaimed album, I couldn't be listening to it for 12 months straight. I stumbled across something unheard of from the boys Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden that comes in the form of an EP named Metanoia which only consists a 13-minute track. MGMT does not dissapoint with Metanoia, it continues the mixing-of-genres trend in Oracular Spectacular. It opens with an acoustic, then when the piano kicks in, we hear a sound not unlike The Arcade Fire attempting a Queen before it maneuvers into a psychedelic number. I guess people in town (or the blogsphere) will still be talking about the Brooklyn psychedelic synth duo for quite awhile and I don't mind even a bit. 2008 is going to be the year of MGMT!

MGMT - Metanoia


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