Reminds me a bit of MGMT meets Passion Pit with a pinch of Empire of the Sun. This energetic tune has a fun vocal melody that centers around the idea of childhood dreams yet to be realized and the strive to fulfill them. The synth parts remind me quite a bit of MGMT and how they have this swirling vibe to them. The vocals and harmonies are well done and fit the mood perfectly. Really dig the piano lead line in the chorus and the melody of it.
I would best describe this as indie-tronica. Has a fun plucked banjo-sounding lead, which is my kind of twisted, and a mellotron organ that holds it all together. Vocals run along the line of CocoRosie. Mock & Toof built their rep on remixing the likes of Hot Chip, Groove Armada, Zero 7, and Sia to name a few.
This track is taken off they thier latest release entitled, “Tuning Echoes”
Mock & Toof are two London based producers, Duncan Stump (Mock) and Nick Woolfson (Toof), who record for Tiny Sticks (UK), Mule Musiq (Japan) & DFA Records. They were initially noticed with their remix for The Juan Maclean, which was quickly followed up by their re-edit of Madonna’s Lycra Virgin. Following more remixes for the likes of Hot Chip, The Scissor Sisters & Maps, Mock & Toof strengthened their position with widely acclaimed singles for Tiny Sticks (Black Jub), Mule Musiq (Zomby) & Rvng Intl (Digits).
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Crackling vinyl always gets me, and this track has a wonderful sample with that old friendly sound.
The Russian Futurists are a Canadian indie-pop band based in Toronto. Their music has been defined as lo-fi and indie-electronica. Although The Russian Futurists initially had only one member, Matthew Adam Hart, the band was later enlarged. The band debuted in 2000 with The Method of Modern Love, which was praised by music stars such as Graham Coxon and Peter Buck. In 2004 the band toured in the U.S., Canada and Spain.