BAND TO WATCH :: Electric GuestNovember 3, 2011
After my first listen through the LA-duo Electric Guest‘s tracks “Troubleman” and “American Daydream,” I thought to myself that their sound was very similar to Broken Bells‘ mellow pop with its crisp guitar and drum lines, haunting vocals, and wonderful accents of organ/synths. Then, much to my surprise, I stumbled upon the following post by KCRW:
“Despite being virtually unknown, they are one of the most promising unsigned bands in the world, aided by the fact that they’re managed by Monotone Inc. (Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Shins, Cold War Kids) and produced by Brian Burton (AKA Danger Mouse).”
Danger Mouse? You mean half of Broken Bells? Apparently, my ears did not fool me!
Check out “Troubleman” and “American Daydream” (both in the player below), and make sure to take in all the electro, soul, and pop that the duo currently has to offer. Electric Guest’s debut LP will be released through Downtown Records at some point in 2012 (The AudioPerv points towards a release in Spring 2012.)