Tuned Out: March 2008: Archives

March 29, 2008

The Presets - This Boy's In Love genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

This Boy's In Love is the latest single from Apocalypso, the second album of The Presets. The two man band hails from Sydney and the duo released their first album, Beams, in 2005.

The vocals, particularly on this song, remind me of Peter Murphy...with an added measure of Howard Jones. The sound of this song is definitely reminiscent of the 80's though some of their offerings have a distinct punk flavor as well as hints of disco.

The duo cite Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Trans Am, and The Pet Shop Boys as influences on their music. Their high energy style shouts dance music though it's hard to lock in on a distinct genre. Perhaps that's what makes them so refreshing.

Their MySpace page can be found here.

The music video follows as does a dance remix.

The Presets - This Boy's In Love

This Boy's In Love - Lifelike Remix

Tagged as: Apocalypso, Beams, Music, Sydney, The Presets, This Boy's In Love

Daniel DiRito | March 29, 2008 | 3:09 PM | link | Comments (0)
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March 13, 2008

Roisin Murphy - You Know Me Better genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

You Know Me Better is the latest single to be released from Roisin Murphy's CD, Overpowered. For those unfamiliar with Murphy, she is a Irish born singer songwriter formerly of the duo Moloko. Overpowered, released in late 2007, is her second solo CD; following on the heels of her 2005 debut CD, Ruby Blue.

Her sound isn't unique, as it reminds me of some of the last vestiges of disco during the transitional years to the distinctive stylization of the 80's. As to comparisons, Murphy's sound has been mimicked by Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

I like the retro feel of the video and the many different looks Murphy embodies. It's a bit campy, yet still stylistic. The mixture of bold and brazen personas with a reserved shyness is a nice combination and it dovetails nicely with the songs lyrics.

He MySpace page can be found here.

Tagged as: Moloko, Music, Overpowered, Roisin Murphy, Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Daniel DiRito | March 13, 2008 | 11:58 AM | link | Comments (0)
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