What an absurd and awesome looking video. I can’t wait.
Victor & Pierre of Housse de Racket were kind enough to answer a few questions of mine to shed some light on the epic pop rock that they create. Find out how they are connected to Air, Phoenix, Gonzales & Sebastien Tellier. Great guys and hope to see them on American soil sometime soon.
Asian Dan Interview: Housse de Racket
1. Who is Housse de Racket? How would you describe your music?
We’re two guys who grew up in suburb of Paris, city of lights. We met when were teenagers at music school. Victor was wearing a Pearl Jam tee shirt and Pierre loved it.
We play stadium music in very small rooms.
2. What are your influences, musical or otherwise?
We love black music especially Stevie Wonder, Prince and (of course) Michael Jackson… but we cannot sing like them so we play very loud with huge distorsion on the guitar and a double kick drum.
3. The French Music scene is at quite a peak now, where do you see it going and are you guys going along for the ride?
We started playing music when Daft Punk, Air or even Phoenix started to raise. We considered them as (hidden) older brothers… So, it has always been part of our vision of the french music.
Now, Justice, Yelle, The Teenagers, Soko prove that something still happens in France.
We sing in french so we’re different from these bands. The past few months we realize that it’s not a problem anymore… We recently signed with a big english booking agency (Primary Talent) and we plan to play worldwide !
Cazals are finally releasing “What Of Our Future” in France and the USA! Courtesy of The:Hours Entertainment 2.2.2009 in France and 3.3.2009 in the USA!
Shinicihi Osawa turns Poor Innocent Boys into quite a banger sampling Human Resources’ “Dominator”. I like how he uses the guitar part in the beginning.
Tracklist and pictures of the shirts by So-Me, DIY, Sanghon Kim, and ill Studio after the jump.
Music Go Music is a LA based group signed to Secretly Canadian Records that sound like they are trapped in the late 70s, in every good way possible. They channel the likes of ABBA, ELO, Olivia Newton John, Giorgio Moroder, Sparks and other elements of disco and Italo (all music I am loving right now). It is amazing how they nailed the production/songwriting style. They take the best elements of this stylized and dated era of music and inject it with a new energy. This epic/power pop sound is what music needs right now.
“Warm in The Shadows” has a slinky/badass Italo vibe with a very ABBA-esque/Donna Summers’ whispery vocal sound. Reminds me of Italians Do It Better’s Chromatics.
Totally ABBA meets ELO.
Italy’s own Cécile has released two new tracks into the blogosphere. Very old school disco vibe, channeling his inner Moroder. I was expecting him to come out with something heavier since he has been working with Bob from The Bloody Beetroots. Look out for his EP coming soon and a remix of Dim Mak Records’S.P.A. with The Bloody Beetroots
1. Tiga – Mind Dimension (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) (TURBO REC)
2. Zoo Brazil – Circle Jerk [Feat. Adam Sky] (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) (TURBO REC)
3. [[[Zuper Blahq]]] – Here We Go (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) (DIM MAK REC)
4. The All-American Rejects – Give Gives You Hell (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) (INTERSCOPE)
5. Sound Of Stereo – Heads Up! (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) (LEKTROLUV)
6. Pink – So What (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) (ZOMBA)
7. Peaches – Billionaire (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) (XL)
8. S.P.A – Pets Dance (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) (DIM MAK)
9. Fact – Fog (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)