Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Static In My Head

May and June have been busy months for Sheffield’s 65daysofstatic. The Cure have taken this bright and promising group all over North America, bringing their epic instrumental rock to arenas like The Hollywood Bowl, Red Rocks, the Sasquatch Music Festival, and NYC’s Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall.

This past winter, while the group was resting between these massive tours, the band went into the studio to record The Distant and Mechanised Glow of East European Dance Parties EP to accompany their 2008 tour dates. Comprising two very different takes on the The Destruction of Small Ideas track of the same name, plus two completely new songs, The Distant and Mechanised Glow of East European Dance Parties EP answers the question “What happens if we put these instruments down for a couple of seconds and create a 16 strong choir from our own under rehearsed voices?”

The result is a brilliantly executed single produced with the sonic exploration of their previous records, while pushing the band towards their dark and dance-club-friendly electronic side. The EP was released on 65daysofstatic’s longtime label, Monotreme Records and when it landed in the UK it received an early spin on the national BBC Radio 1. DJ Dan Carter of BBC Radio 1 introduced “Dance Parties (Mechanized)” as the “hottest record in the world right now!”

Download: Dance Parties (Distant)
Download: Dance Parties (Mechanized)
Remix the single HERE.

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