Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Music: Cut Copy (...Paste)

Three years ago when i got Cut Copy's debut album i think i liked them more because of the people that remixed their singles than the album itself. Today though that's not the case. Their album "In Ghost Colours" is truly outstanding. Its still got those elegant 80's new wave elements but this time the record comes more animated and with the all the guarantee that is a Tim Goldsworthy production. The real pleaser here is "Hearts on fire" a track that at times sound so new order I almost wish it was...check the bass at the end. Well...not that my opinion will count much at the end of the year when pitchfork puts out that hideous list, but "Hearts on fire" gets my vote for best single of the year (well...maybe second after blind and "hold on"). As far as remixes go though, take all the hype behind the Midnight Juggernauts remix and it just ends up sounding like a Depeche Mode B-side, but I'm sure many of you will enjoy it. At this point I'm hoping someone like Surkin would take a stab at the song because there is so much gold behind the small snippets of 90's house in the beat. With all that said, enjoy the video...it's just as good. (ps: Doesn't this picture remind you of Blue Monday and Peter Saville's work?)

Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire
Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire (Midnight Juggernauts)