Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sparky Twinkles and Glitter Blitz


It's not just dusty nuggets and vintage retromania round here you know. No, no sometimes hot, hip and happening new tunes make their way onto the Mondo Music Centre too.

Tunes like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs who've sidestepped their usual raw-amped rocking for some delish electro disco on their new album It's Blitz



Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Hysteric


And Royksopp's Junior bubbling with the richest of synthesized riffs and twinkly Scanda-pop melodies from start to fin.



Royksopp - Vision One



If electro bleeps and beats are on your wavelength - turn on, tune in and squeak out.

14 comments:

bleecher said...

ooohhhh mr mondo .... u look 20 years younger...... ; ) ive always been a big fan of the yeah yeah yeahs 'its blitz' is a cracking platter too, nice to see a band moving forward and still making it work

royksopp are cool too but ive never been a big fan ... tho anyone who can use a filthy moog like that deserves more investigation methinks.....

Planet Mondo said...

I've not dug as deep as I should with the YYY's although there is a gorgeous acoustic version of Maps on Youtube..

Royksopp - got to give the new one a spin your two tots'll love it too and check the vid for Happy Up Here almost Space Invaders meets War of the Worlds

Keith said...

I love the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Great to see them featured up here. I hope your week has started off well. Cheers!

Istvanski said...

For a brief second I thought that was a picture of a young Chrissie Hynde...

Planet Mondo said...

Keith if you grab a copy, grab the deluxe Edition of It's Blitz, it comes with magical acoustic versions of 4 album tracks.

ISTV - like Chrissie Hynde with a Dee Dee Ramone haircut which did you know was inspired (Dee Dee, not Karen O ) by Dave Hill - yes him from Slade)

lil said...

Never heard of “Royksopp” before and wasn’t that familiar with YYY’s either – I really like them both…
(Especially like “Happy Up Here” & fab video too)

Thanks for introducing me PM.

Piley said...

man.... when i saw the title, i thought you'd finally gone n done it... A Paul Gadd restrospective!!

But as it happens, this was even better! Always a big fan of the YYY's (a regular feature at the Blow UP Metro once upon a time). this sounds great.

P

Planet Mondo said...

I guarantee you'll know a couple of other Royksopp tunes Lil - mail you the links in a mo'

I'm very tempted with a Glitterati post P, espesh after playing the H.League and Undertones versions of Rock and Roll in the last week.

You've got to get the YYY's Blitz it's a killer, and on a permanent loop in our house over the weekend

Gabbi said...

I love the Yeah's dear Mondo! I got the chance to see them live at the Coachella festival about 3 years ago maybe? They were on right after Sleater-Kinney and right before Tool. It was an insane show. I was lucky enough to be near the stage otherwise I would've been smashed to pieces by all the crazy boys. Thank you for sharing your music... I hadn't seen either of these before.

Gabbi said...

I love the Yeah's dear Mondo! I got the chance to see them live at the Coachella festival about 3 years ago maybe? They were on right after Sleater-Kinney and right before Tool. It was an insane show. I was lucky enough to be near the stage otherwise I would've been smashed to pieces by all the crazy boys. Thank you for sharing your music... I hadn't seen either of these before.

Planet Mondo said...

Concert crushes and gig madness there's a post waiting to happen Gabbi

BLTP said...

I'm afraid because i'm related to Mrs Malaprop royksopp are always called "that Worksop" in our house!

MJ said...

Music and mirror balls.

What's not to like here?

Planet Mondo said...

BL - Isn't that Hilda Baker

Thanks MJ - ooh Jameson my fave tipple