Discover Discovery

Ok kiddos, it’s been a while.. 

Behold.. Discovery!  

Move over MGMT, this summer has a new electro-pop hipster anthem album.  Seriously, this is bop around with the car windows down, sunny day, happy music.  Don’t have a car?  You may be compelled to buy one just so you can play this album while driving.  

Discovery is made up of Rostam Batmanglij, keyboardist/producer from Vampire Weekend, and the awesome singer from Ra Ra Riot, Wes Miles.  The combination is pretty damn sweet.  The group’s debut album, named.. LP (c’mon guys, how about a bit of creativity?) was released July 9th and has been getting some pretty great reviews.

Think The Knife meets M83 meets Passion Pit, throw in a bit of Hot Chip and add their influences from Vampire Weekend and Ra Ra Riot, and there’s Discovery.  Sounds neat, huh?  

They’ve even got their own version of J5’s I Want You Back.  While I’m REALLY over this whole auto tune thing, their down tempo-ish version of the track has a ton of depth to the music.

Their Myspace page lists their influences as:  “subwoofer, pitchshifted handclap, that sixteenth note high hat you’re hearing in da night, highlighter yellow/neon orange” which actually seems to sum them up fairly accurately.

Check it out.



2 Responses to “Discover Discovery”

  1. August 2, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I thought the album was pretty good but not great. I am a huge Vampire Weekend and Ra Ra Riot fan and I was a bit disappointed by the album save a few amazing songs

  2. 2 bex marks the spot
    August 2, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    To be fair, I had somewhat of a similar reaction upon first listen, and still enjoy their separate works more than this combined forces album. The more that I listened to it, though, the more I enjoyed it for what it is: a fun, catchy electro-pop album.. and definitely worthy of rotation in anyone’s library. Is it changing the face of music? Not really, no.. did it have potential (given the people working on it) to be kick you in the face spectacular? Yes, for sure. But I’m still rockin’ and enjoying the hell out of it. 🙂

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