Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Solid Gold

Song: Solid Gold
Artist: The Golden Filter
Album: Solid Gold

I just discovered this NYC-based electro group, The Golden Filter, and have been really digging some of their tracks. They do not have a debut album yet, I can only guess they are working on it, there was no word on a release date. "Solid Gold" is their first single, which came out all the way back in July of 2008. Their latest, "Thunderbird" just came out last November. They also (like Kelis' "Acapella,") have a modernized Donna Summer vibe happening (trend alert?) whom, along with the Human League, the Cure, Pink Floyd, and Saint Etienne, they count as influences. Lead singer Penelope Trappes, who is originally from Australia, adds some vocal sexiness to their songs. Good stuff.

Golden Filter have also gotten into the remix game, putting their spin on Little Boots "New in Town," Cut Copy's "Far Away," and Empire of the Sun's "We Are the People" amongst others. Their slowed-down take on "New in Town" is really interesting, changing the vibe completely. They also do a cover of the White Stripes "Hardest Button to Button," which is also odd but totally beautiful.

"Solid Gold" is great, but also check out the recent single "Thunderbird" as well as tracks "Favorite Things" and "Hide Me." You can hear more on their Myspace Page.



Solid Gold

The Hardest Button to Button

Favorite Things

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