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The Derevolutions – “It’s a Derevolution Baby” // Art: Oliver Wainwright

The Derevolutions have perfected their own blend of psychedelic pop, combining vibrant melodies and catchy hooks with great textures and atmospheric sound. Think The Flaming Lips jamming with Spoon, trying to do a Bee Gees cover!

The picture might be quite surreal, but the sound of this band makes me think of various music scenes, and it gives me the impression that this group is able to please a wide array of fans. Whether you are a purveyor of fine indie music or a sucker for a catchy pop hook, The Derevolutions set out to pump it all up with their new release, “It’s a Derevolution Baby”, a song that captures the band’s essence masterfully.

The arrangement is steady and rich, while the sound has a very “human” quality to it, with a lot of warmth and swing. I love the way this group can convey very modern aesthetics, while maintaining some ties with the unforgettable sounds of yesteryear. The result is a style that feels a bit retro, but never in a nostalgic way!

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The Derevolutions – “Another Day In Paradise” (Phil Collins cover)

The Derevolutions reign in the spazz on this cover but definitely retain their signature tropical clown bounce goofiness that make them one of my favorite music making weirdos at the moment.  Read more

The Derevolutions – “Take it to the Hoop”

Sounds Like… recess at the school for the musically gifted with a no ADHD medication policy. Which is exactly how I like my Derevolutions to sound.

Location: Boston, MA.

Future: Something rad, I’m sure.

Bonus: This new version of “Gimme Bubblegum” from previous (and also underrated) project, The Fantasies.

The Derevolutions – “Automate Your Soul”

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Just because this Thursday keeps feeling like a Friday doesn’t mean you should be depressed! Get out of that chair and move your limbs! Do some freaky dance moves to a new Derevolutions jam and you will feel better. Guaranteed.

[MP3] The Derevolutions – “We Found That Beat”

The Derevolutions kicked down the door to my brain with their amazing Danny Brown remix and I immediately assumed they were well known pros that I was late to the game on. I was wrong! There is a Soundcloud with criminally few plays and followers. And this song. This raucous, spastic, dance funk soul jam that takes a maximalist approach to getting your body twitching. I cant stop playing it and I can’t stop smiling. Cheers to these guys taking Javelin’s place as kings of spazzy dance music!

Danny Brown – “Grown Up” (The Derevolutions Remix)

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Danny Brown’s best gets a horn-fueled soul rework that makes me smile every time I hear it. Perfect summertime swag.