Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Song: Disconnected
Artist: Shy Child
Album: Liquid Love

I've been digging a lot of mid-tempo electro-pop lately, getting a lot of plays out of the Digits debut as well as the new Hot Chip record. So it was a pleasant surprise at the sound, and song-writing quality, of the new Shy Child album "Liquid Love," a band I'd never heard of before. They hail from right here in NYC, and have been writing and releasing records since 2002. "Liquid Love" is their fourth, following 2008's "Noise Won't Stop" which garnered them a bit of attention over in the UK. They've toured with Muse, Bjork, and Hot Chip themselves.

Lead single "Disconnected" is breezy and fun, and I also really dig the first and title track, which samples Fleetwood Mac's "Everywhere" for some moody, get-things-started, assistance. The rest of the album is filled with loungy, groovy, synthpop... some really great stuff. I'm certainly going to go back and check out some of their earlier work as this record is a really nice surprise.



Drop the Phone

Noise Won't Stop

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