space pop

Artist: 
AV Super Sunshine
Label: 
Victor House Records / KES Dist

There are two ways I can explain how AV Super Sunshine sounds. The first is how I imagine aliens think the music we listen to on earth might sound. The second is if the lead singer of Cake joined the Counting Crows, then travelled with them to space and wrote an album about it. Every single song on their record, Bass Face uses some form of space-like sounds and maintains a funky beat, and it’s sincerely not half bad!

Sounds Like: 
Cake (the band) + Aliens (not the band)
Name: 
Kira Baum
Date Reviewed: 
11/16/2016
Artist: 
Gap Dream
Label: 
Fat Possum

 

Sounds Like: 
The Beatles
Sounds Like: 
medieval space
Name: 
Shannon Kurlander
Date Reviewed: 
09/18/2013
Artist: 
Gold Fields
Label: 
Astralwerks

Gold Fields is a band from Australia that doesn't have super unique sound, but it is unique enough that it feels fresh.  They have a bit of an airy sound to them and it is all around laid back.  There are only 4 songs on here and most of them are pretty good, but it depends what you're looking for as the songs differ from each other almost to the point sometimes that you wouldn't know it was the same band.  The main focus of the songs I'd have to say is the instrumentation as the vocals are very light and mild.

Sounds Like: 
Gorillaz
Sounds Like: 
any band with light airy vocals
Name: 
Scott Angus
Date Reviewed: 
03/07/2012
Artist: 
Cut Copy
Label: 
Modular Records

Listening to this album makes me feel like I'm driving down the PCH in Orange County in some retro convertible. Cut Copy retained their signature spacey, 80s retro sound with a carefree vibe. This album dives less into the messy and longing emotions and instead keeps up an upbeat and vibe. I don't like it quite as much as "Bright Like Neon Love", but definitely worth a spin.

Sounds Like: 
Depeche Mode
Sounds Like: 
MGMT
Sounds Like: 
Beach Boys
Name: 
Elyse Heob
Date Reviewed: 
02/16/2011
Artist: 
Cut Copy
Label: 
Modular

More danceable remixes of the single "Take Me Over" from the new album, Zonoscope, due in early February. The remixes complicate the playful and straightforward track. The first track is too long for radio, unless you're willing to make a 10 min investment. The 2nd, Flight Facilities remix maintains the carefree rock-pop feel of the track. The third Mylo remix transforms the track into a more rigid and digital standard dance track. It takes you away from cruising on the beach in your convertible to dancing in an industrial club.

Sounds Like: 
Mylo
Sounds Like: 
Pnau
Sounds Like: 
Hot Chip
Sounds Like: 
Vampire Weekend
Name: 
Elyse Heob
Date Reviewed: 
01/27/2011
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