ELECTRIC GUESTS – THIS HEAD I HOLD
Image from Shy Anne’s Songs http://shyannessongs.wordpress.com/
Apparently being a random thirty year old suburbanite blogger isn’t cool enough for bands to send me their albums before their release. Weird, I know. Oh well, that just means I have to discover music the “unVIP” way – searching the sites of actual cool people. And Shy Anne’s Songs is always a good place to start. Never mind the awesome site design with the Wyoming-esque tall pines and a black and white cowgirl shooting landscapes out of her pistol (seriously, check it out), they have some great, great music. The latest entries have been from novel artists like Purity Ring and Beach House, and I recently stumbled upon an interview they did with IMVERYAPE favourite Phantogram (Josh and Sarah actually described what their name meant). Their latest entry is from a band named Electric Guests, with the standout single This Head I Hold. It sounds like simple guilty pop pleasure. It has a big band feel mixed with modern elements, much like Cee-lo and Dangermouse’s collaboration Gnarls Barkley. The sound is unbelievably catchy. However, the song does lag before adding needed new elements (the video game synth in the final seconds), so it may be more fun to dance to than listen intently with your headphones. Either way, this is a fun new track to add into your “dance-off” playlist. Thanks Shy Anne. Now can you shoot me a sunny sky? The weather is crap out here.