Thursday, January 11, 2007

Artist Spotlight: The Klaxons

Okay, so I admit that I'm a bit late jumping on The Klaxons bandwagon, but you know what they say, better late than never you know? Anyway, I have to say that these guys are really really cool. Their brand of catchy riffs quipped with great hooks never ceases to amaze me. Let me say this, if you're not listening to them already, you should be. They hail from London, England, and have amassed a large underground following (you probably won't be able to use the term "underground" for long though). HMV describes The Klaxons sound as "acid-rave sci-fi punk-funk", and on their Myspace page they proudly proclaim themselves as "Screamo / Happy Hardcore / Pop". Along with Shitdisco, The Klaxons have been branded as part of the "New Rave" movement, what that means, exactly, I'm not entirely sure, so interpretation is up to you. Their unique brand of art-rock spliced with post-modernism rave music will undoubtedly titilate your earsdrums. I promise you that you will be shimmying in your seat in no time. Trust me when i say download all of these tracks, they all come to you with the seal of awesomeness approval.

The Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow
The Klaxons - Not Over Yet
The Klaxons - Atlantis to Interzone (Crystal Castles Remix)
The Klaxons - Golden Skans (my personal favorite)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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