Got these great tracks from UltraChorus (Minneapolis, Minnesota) sent to my inbox (email@example.com) the other day.
They were described as kinda like Postal Service, but with harder beats. I can hear some of those similarities.
Of the two original tracks they sent me, I really loved 'Words Kept Talking'. A catchy electro-pop track with a happy feel, good dancey vibe & great minimal vocoder effects.
Here's the mp3 for that, plus a remix they did for Phoenix's '1901'. Although not as good as the original, it's still a solid effort.
MP3: Words Kept Talking - UltraChorus (YSI)
MP3: 1901 (UltraChorus Remix) - Phoenix (YSI)
Speaking of Phoenix heard they were on Saturday Night Live the other night which I always miss cause I'm at work spinning Saturdays. Here they are performing '1901' and introduced by Host Seth Rogen who seems to be everywhere at the moment. Pretty sweet performance! They sound exactly like their recordings. Can't wait for their full length.
While on the subject of Phoenix here is another great remix sent to me for '1901' by independent Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist Alan Wilkis. Great beats and a really great remix!! Check out his myspace link above to hear more from him. His style is a mixture of indie rock, classic rock & electronics. Think you guys will dig it.
MP3: 1901 (Alan Wilkis Remix) - Phoenix (YSI)
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