The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.
And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.
Who doesn’t like alliteration? It’s Music Video Monday!
I was pretty enamored with Broncho’s no-frills rock ’n’ roll before this video, but now I’m even more impressed. Their guerrilla concert tactics included made me laugh. Bonus: if you’re from Norman, you may know people in the video. I know at least two!
Minneapolis’ Jeremy Messersmith, formerly most famous for his incredible “Tatooine” music video, returns with a video for “Misunderstood Lyrics.” It’s a medley of the most famous misunderstood lyrics in rock and pop, and it’s ridiculously funny.
Atlanta folky dude Lovett made a music video for his song “The Fear,” and it’s pretty much as many parts of life as he could cram into four minutes. It’s incredible. The bit at 3:40 gives me shivers.
While you’re here, grab these free MP3s:
1. “Watch the World Go By” — Johan Agebjörn. Secret: I love kitschy techno. You stack those disco synths, Johan. 2. “Anna Sun” by Walk the Moon. Yo, The Killers: Take Walk the Moon on tour with you, if only in loving memory of “Hot Fuss.” 3. “The Endless Field of Mercury” — ANR. Who said pop music had to be simple?