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Old 10-03-2008, 05:16 PM   #1
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Cut Copy

Great band. I've only just recently been introduced to them via their second album In Ghost Colours, which came out in the US in May. IMO, this has been a very good year for electronic/dance music, and In Ghost Colours may be my favorite of the genre on the year.

Just listen to the bass line on this:

YouTube - Cut Copy - Nobody Lost, Nobody Found
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It's one of my favorite electronic/dance albums of the year as well. And 'Lights and Music' may well be one of my favorite singles of the year. Here they are performing it live on their US television debut:

YouTube - CUT COPY - "Lights and Music" (Live)
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:04 PM   #3
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Agreed, but I was taken aback when I thought the line in "Out There on the Ice" was "cause you're gay now, who'll be there for you?"
I also thought they were singing "I get so horny" before I read the song title "So Haunted," for what it's worth.
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I thought that the record was way too long for it's own good, but it has a few of the better singles of the year, no doubt. "Unforgettable Season" is nearly perfect. Gotta be one of my top ten or fifteen at the very least.
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'Far Away' is my favorite off In Ghost Colours. I absolutely LOVE that song.

And in about 15 minutes, I'm off to see them at this tiny ass club in Pomona!

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'Far Away' is my favorite off In Ghost Colours. I absolutely LOVE that song.

And in about 15 minutes, I'm off to see them at this tiny ass club in Pomona!

Review, please.
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PHENOMENAL! They were SO good! It was a small club and everyone was just pogo jumping almost the entire time.

The first band were called Heartbreak. Just 2 guys, the singer was pretty much a huge dork, but they put all they had into it. Verrrrry 80s! They were like Ah-Ha meets Depeche with part Peter Shilling vocals and part singer from Bronski Beat vocals. The songs were fun and dancey, but completely lacking in anything other than being drenched in early-80s nostalgia.

I guess this was a "co-headline" show, so up next were The Presets who were absolutely great! I hadn't heard their stuff before, but they (also 2 guys and from the same label as Cut//Copy) put on one hell of a show. They had so much energy! And their setlist just worked so well, from start to finish it was orchestrated perfectly and built to an awesome climax. They were a mix of 80s and techno. I felt the 2 band members were really the stars and not the actual songs. The guys brought their songs to life, while a lot of the songs sounded fairly similar to each other. Their live performance really elevated the material and just made it a fantastic set!

And then Cut//Copy were just phenomenal. Again, tons of energy and passion. They had a wider palette than The Presets. The Presets were non-stop, full-on energy, while Cut//Copy dipped into slower tunes and then built up to gigantic, sustained climaxes. They dedicated 'Strangers In The Wind' to Stevie Nicks. They played about 4 or 5 songs off their first album, which were all done so well and just had that audience jumping their feet off. 'Far Away' was the second song they played and it was fantastic; I danced my ass off. They ended with "Lights & Music" and then a song from the first album, and then they came back for the encore with "Hearts On Fire".

Both The Presets and Cut//Copy utilized these light bars which reminded me of much smaller and fewer versions of the "lightcicles" from the Radiohead shows, and not hanging above their head either.

'So Haunted' was probably my favorite song of the night. The lights were just fanfuckingtastic as they were lit from the front in eerie green while that guitar riff just blasted away, then later in the song toward the climax, it was flashing pure white with stage lights and the light bars and then they would cut out and it would be two beats of pitch black. There was so much passion and energy in their performance, all the songs really, but 'So Haunted' stands out in my mind.

My friend did not lie; he said Cut//Copy were the best performance at this year's Coachella, and I believe him. I hope these guys are around for a long time and come back to Southern California often!

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I haven't heard this yet, but will have to get around to it.
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Listened to this today, finally. Awesome album. I think it's one of the best of this year, and I think it surpasses Neon Neon's release. This could have been released in 1983 and nobody would have known the difference.
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Listened to this today, finally. Awesome album. I think it's one of the best of this year, and I think it surpasses Neon Neon's release. This could have been released in 1983 and nobody would have known the difference.
You dug Neon Neon's album as well? Cool. This has been a good year for 80's revival efforts. M83, Cut Copy, and Neon Neon not only made them convincing, but perhaps better than what they were originally channeling.
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This sounds right up my alley. Must check out.
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I had only heard "Lights and Music" previously and really liked it. Now that I see some of the coolest interferencers are into it (and people whose taste I generally trust), I am compelled to check them out further.
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Big Grin

I'll wait for barlowdog's review. If he says "good" - then I will check them out.

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imo Lights and Music is a pretty good song, its got a nice beat to it.

And there was another one I heard, called "Hearts on Fire" (I think it was) and that was just as good.
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You dug Neon Neon's album as well? Cool. This has been a good year for 80's revival efforts. M83, Cut Copy, and Neon Neon not only made them convincing, but perhaps better than what they were originally channeling.
Yeah, the Neon Neon release is weird, though. It's got that 80's vibe, but then it incorporates hip hop into three tracks, and I think it throws off the album a bit. The tracks weren't necessarily bad, but I just don't think they fit on that album.

Whereas I love how In Ghost Colours is so cohesive as an entire album.
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