Posts Tagged ‘electro pop’
Ra Ra Riot started out as a baroque pop or orchestral pop band fronted by singer Wes Miles amazing voice. In 2013, the band released Beta Love, a record which left the baroque pop sound behind and went in a new direction, towards something more electro pop. As you can imagine, Beta Love was polarizing and not popular with a small but vocal segment of the band’s fanbase. I enjoyed Beta Love and was very interested to hear what the next step in the band’s evolution would sound like. In early 2016, the band released Need Your Light.
I hung out with the band’s singer Wes in Ra Ra Riot‘s busy tour van and we talked. What is the unlikely secret from Wes‘ past in school? What was it like working with Rostam Batmanglij (from Vampire Weekend) on the new record? How did the band navigate the rocky waters of change and growth? Which is Wes‘ favorite track on Ra Ra Riot‘s first record The Rhumb Line? How much does Wes love U2‘s 1991 album Achtung Baby? You have to listen to find out! (I even get him to sing a bit.)
Tracks played on the show…
Ra Ra Riot, Need Your Light (2016) “Water”
Ra Ra Riot, Need Your Light (2016) “Absolutely”
Ra Ra Riot, The Rhumb Line (2008) “St Peter’s Day Festival” (mp3)
Ra Ra Riot, Beta Love (2013) “Beta Love” (background)
Ra Ra Riot, Need Your Light (2016) “I Need Your Light” (mp3)
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Three piece dream-pop band LANY are coming to VENUE with guests TRANSVIOLET on Thursday, September 29th and we’re giving away a pair of tickets. To enter just email WinnieCooperContests(@)Gmail(.)com with your favorite LANY tune by Wednesday, September 28th at 10am. See you at the show!
I’m not entirely sure how they do it, but LANY (pronounced lay-nee) seamlessly mix electro-pop beats with lyrics geared towards the brokenhearted and reckless. It’s pop music for a generation that expresses affection through text messages and the purple heart emoji.
The visuals for their latest single, “yea, babe, no way”, hit YouTube earlier this month and it’s three minutes of Tumblr gold. Watch the video above and be sure to see them live at VENUE on September 29th. Get your tickets here.
Posted By: @Clarkbs
Check out the brand new single from Vancouver’s Facts on that 80’s tip
Facts jsut showcased at Pop Montreal and are playing CMJ. October 17 – New York City | Delancy’s
posted by @tristanorchard
This is all kinds of sexy. I’d write more but I’m vibing so hard right now. Someone should call me a Doctor.
posted by @clarkbs
2012 was a huge year for electronic pop-soul band Polica. They played Sasquatch, garnered praise from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, and released their first studio album “Give You the Ghost”. Moreover, after a successful live show at the Biltmore Cabaret last August, the band is returning to Vancouver for another breathtaking performance at Vancouver’s Fortune Sound Club on April 7.
Advanced tickets are $17 and they can be purchased online or at Red Cat, Zulu and Highlife Records.
For a chance to win two free tickets, email winnieguestlist(@)gmail.com with your name by April 5 at 5:00pm. Please use “Polica Contest” in the subject line.
posted by @clarkbs
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Miami Horror are an electro-pop act with a disco-house throwback style. Influenced by dance-pop artists of the 1970s and 1980s, as well as progressive rock acts, Miami Horror take sounds from the past and combine it with modern production techniques.
They’ll be playing a live DJ set at Bar None this Thursday with Winnie’s Tristan Orchard and Matty C starting things off. I’ve seen these boys spin, and it’s serious. You can purchase tickets online or at Beatstreet and Zulu records. Doors at 10:00pm.
We’re also giving away two pairs of tickets and here’s how you enter:
1) Post the following on Twitter;
2) Attend the facebook event page and post a comment!
Contest ends tomorrow at noon!
posted by @clarkbs
Swedish pop duo Icona Pop make feel-good club beats with a naughty twist. When I listen to their music I think about my first time at the strip club, and how magical it was. Their latest video for “We Got the World” has boobies too, but their blurred, so it’s totally PG and suitable for most office environments.
Although the duo has yet to release a full-length album in North America, their self-titled debut is now available in Sweden.
posted by @Clarkbs