Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Imagine if Abba, ELO and The Dixie Cups had a love child...it would be named Music Go Music!
I was watching one of my guilty pleasures the other day (The Middleman) and I heard something fantastic. Lucky for me The Middleman always has a blurb at the end of the show that tell you what music was used during the show. One second later I was at the computer hunting down Music Go Music's 'Light of Love'. You can find the few tunes they have released on Amazon (see below) and they have a few free tunes on the Secretly Canadian website, including 'Light of Love'.
Music Go Music - Light Of Love
To hear more and to check out their wicked airbrushed artwork, go to their MySpace page. If I'm this in love with them after only a few songs...I can't wait to see how I feel after they get an entire album under their belt!
Here is the Press Release...it's a fun read.
Music Go Music have the simple syrup of pop extravagance running through their veins. These arena-sized songs are composed with such savage efficiency that you find yourself humming along before two bars have gone by. They are as assured and crafted as ABBA and ELO's best songs of '76, yet Music Go Music sounds fresh. They've exploded the formulas from the inside out, sounding like a hundred others and no one else. 'Light of Love' is a true celebration of pop music's potential - laying a thin sheen of magic over the world around it, and making the tedious bits of the human experience a little less so.
Thirty years ago these songs would have been recorded by coke-fueled session musicians and millionaire producers in Nassau or Stockholm for $5000 a day. They would have been performed in huge arenas and played in every mall as the soundtrack to the prom queen's shopping spree. It was music made by the few for the very, very many. Thirty years on, it could only be re-imagined by a band whose members came of age playing music in the tradition of those that ended up killing it off; the punkers. Now that punk's branches sag heavy with the crass kudzu of x-treme ubiquity (hot topic, wallet chains, totally-in-your-face mountain dew commercials), it's old nemesis has become the new underdog. This time it's leaner, wiser, and has been distilled down to an essence of the bloated dinosaur that it grew into the last time around. There are no wasted notes, no fat, no filler. 'Light of Love' plays like the first three tracks of a future Greatest Hits album.
"Speak to me, darling in hushed tones. Tell me your heart's true desire" sings Gala Bell on the title track, equal parts Debbie Harry, Karen Carpenter, and Kate Bush. Maybe it's the wonderfully layered vocals, maybe the rich synth textures, maybe their impossibly uplifting nature, but there is something immediately familiar about these songs. At first listen, we're inexorably drawn into their sphere. For at least a moment, we are surrounded by the halo of their refracted energy - we can bask in the light of love.
What are you doing still reading this...go get their tunes!!!!
Music Go Music Myspace!
Secretly Canadian Myspace!