Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mr. Success

Song: Mr. Success
Artist: Baby Monster
Album: Baby Monster

Baby Monster are a Portland, Oregon-based duo that write indie-electronic pop tunes.  Their self-titled debut was released digitally back in June and is available on iTunes.  They've remixed singles for the likes of Wolf Gang, Gorillaz, Florrie, Miami Horror, Ellie Goulding, and Zero 7.

Their music has a precious, The Postal Service sound to it... very laptop pop, that is none-the-less indearing and quite enjoyable.  A little Passion Pit as well... though possibly a bit less catchy.  Actually, maybe best to think of them as a male Sally Shapiro.  The band is able to go pretty far with very little, be it a minimal beat or a tiny synth flourish, there is a lot of emotion created from something so minimal.

Album opener and current single "The Fear of Charlie Sunrise" with give you a good idea what to expect from the rest of the album.  I really love the beat of the retro-sounding "Mr. Success," which sounds like Shannon doing The Breakfast Club.  Sort of.  Also love "Fresh Biscuits" and "Ultra Violence and Beethoven."

You can download third track "She Comes Alive" for free on the band's official website.


Mr. Success
The Fear of Charlie Sunrise

Ultra Violence and Beethoven

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