Wednesday, February 25, 2009
More music from Outrun: "Fever"
I don't often post Aussie bands but I like Outrun... this is a quickie post... For those of you who didn't catch the last press blurb...
Combining the infectiousness of The Presets, the pop sensibility of Tran Ams, and the new-wave soul of New Order, Melbournes Outrun are the most exciting new act to emerge from Australians burgeoning electro scene.
Outrun- "Fever" Sendspace
Outrun- "Fever" YSI
Beginning its incarnation in Torquay, coastal Victoria, Outrun evolved out of the shared ambitions of old friends and founders Dan Preston and Josh Armistead (TeamYes!, Slazenger). Initially bonding through early experimentation with fast drums and power synth riffs, as well as a shared love of Trans Am, Giorgio Moroder, and soundtracks from B-grade 80's videos, the pair would only form Outrun after coincidentally reuniting in 2006 while on separate road trips through Nevada. Resolving that upon returning to Australia they would reignite their sound machines, soon enough they were producing solid dance floor material, channeling influences as diverse as Daft Punk, David Bowie, Aphex Twin, Joy Division, Goblin, Kraftwerk, John Carpenter, Brian Eno, and Roxy Music. With bass player Mark OKeeffe joining the group to make a trio, Outrun have gone on to become regulars on the Melbourne/Sydney club scene, playing alongside the likes of Muscles, The Emergency, WOW, Young & Restless, Cassette Kids, Infusion, The Dardenelles, and The Phillips Sisters.
Brash and catchy with an unsuppressed affection for retro synthetics and icy italo ambiance Outruns debut album FutureNature is one of the years most exciting Australian debuts. Apocalyptic lead track Out Of The Ashes traces unpleasant times of burning out and messing up, only to be reborn a better and more powerful creature. The tightly-wired and somnambulistic Runnaround laments of a detached lover, while When The Light Goes Down is draped in cosmic chic. Others tracks, such as the anthemic Dirty Minds and Overdrive, are nothing more than straight-up, late-night party fuel.
Hypnotic, hip and wholly danceable, Outruns FutureNature is an explosive debut from a group who are set to follow The Presets, Midnight Juggernauts, and Cut Copy, as the newest stars of Australias thriving dance-rock movement.
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