While I patiently wait for a new Discovery album, this will do. Lead singer from Ra Ra Riot and well as Discover, Wes Miles, joins forces with The Knocks. Rather soothing house track with a little acid house thrown in.
Lighthearted electronic pop track from Discovery’s full length titled “LP”. Guest vocals provided by Angel Deradoorian from Dirty Projectors/Deradoorian. This track has charming electronic elements blended with sick vocal harmonies.
Fans of bookish, polo-shirt’d, sea-breezed Ivy League indie-pop, get ready to get your party on. Or, um, something like that. It’s time to discover Discovery. That’s the side project of Vampire Weekend’s keyboardist/arranger/producer type, Rostam Batmanglij, and Ra Ra Riot frontman Wes Miles. Where their main bands ‘whose respective debut discs, Vampire Weekend and The Rhumb Line, were two of 2008’s best albums’ play preppy, jangling, twee tunes, Discovery do something distinctly different.
Taking inspiration from the chromed-out gleam of modern R&B production, Batmanglij takes charge of sinuous keyboards, boinging beats, and massive synth crashes; approximating disposable pop fodder with an expert ear. Miles who normally spends his lyrical time making bibliophilic connections to e.e. cummings and Virginia Woolf sings simple refrains in a near-falsetto that’s pitched even higher by the obligatory autotune. It’s brightly-colored, saturated-sounding, fluttery electro fluff that’s stylistic lightyears away from Upper West Side Soweto.