[LP/LIVE] Dragonette – BODYPARTS + The El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, 09/25/12
Dragonete have done a lot of awesome things since they last dropped the solid Fixin To Thrill three years ago, becoming a unique crossover creature and “underground pop” gem. My feeling on Dragonette is that they always have 2-3 amazing songs per album and the rest fall flat. I kinda had that expectation again as I covered new single “Rocket Ship” but then I got into the album and am slowly realizing that Bodyparts is something else. Seeing songs like massive first single “Let It Go” live on Tuesday made me realize that these 3 Canadians are getting bigger and tighter with each pass.
“Live In This City” is another great track with an equally fun video. “Right Woman” and “My Legs” are the album’s banging midway one-two punch and were both standouts of the live show. With only three people on stage it’s impressive how watchable they are. Granted, thats all in the physical charisma of Martina and her unique dance moves. Her voice held up despite her moves, sounding even better than the recording on “My Legs.” So if you have ever been on the fence about Dragonette and their brand of indie-leaning dance pop, go get Bodyparts, catch them live in Canada, and have a damn good time in the process.