Everyone was given two selections. Â They could either choose two tracks defining their summer so far in 2012 or one new and one all-time summer favorite. Â Sounds simple enough in theory, but narrowing down your favorite jams to fit that criteria was tough. Â That said, this was a fun project and I intend on making this a annual event.
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(Thanks toÂ Vladimir BobritskiyÂ for the album art.)
25.Â My Great Ghost – Plain SightÂ / A pulsating,Â haunting, andÂ thoroughlyÂ beautiful journey.
What’s better that one of your favorite girl-fronted indie electro pop bands playing live right in front of you? Well, TWO of them! Last night Icona Pop brought that Swedish mega-pop magic to LA and got the whole room moving to epic jams “Manners,” Some new tracks, and of course the song of the summer “I Love It.” They didn’t play my other favorite “Nights Like This” so I’ll be cranking it up andÂ continuingÂ the dance party right now.
DWNTWN followed and debuted a keyboard player who added some nice oomph to their live sound. The room kept dancing as they mixed older jams with newer stuff off their just released EP. I talked to at least 2 people who had never heard of either band before the night and is now a big fan of both. Sweetness.
Also make sure you check out the fantastic song/video combo for last years “Nights Like This,” the title track off their debut EP.
Bleeps, bloops, a squiggly beat, and a whole bunch of primo ‘ba ba ba’s make Icona Pop’s “Manners” an instant jam. The kind that you can sing along to before your first listen is even through. Plus I like the balls on these lyrics. Say it how it is, girl!
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