Upbeat, electronic melodies heard in “Default,” “Storm,” and “Love’s Dart” snuck off the record revealing the band’s dreamy beach-like quality depicting a happy-go-lucky youth–so, why wouldn’t listeners want more than a tease?
“Hail Bop” is the newest and last track to sneak off the album before its August 14th launch date, and plays up a Cut Copy-meets-Beach Boys sound, which surprisingly is as unique as it is well-done.
The video accompaniment, directed by Daniel Swan, features Django Django singer/guitarist, Vinnie Neff caught in a cosmic world that any Nintendo 64 veteran would recognize. The abstract concept came from the mind of their drummer (and video producer), David Maclean. It is what you might imagine a computer generator’s heaven might look like: All on a grid, the video features a psychedelic universe of swirly terrains, glowing horizons, and a mansion in space to house world-class cars and a leisurely lifestyle. Enjoy and happy Friday!
The self-titled debut album of Django Django has been as elusive as a unicorn for anyone who caught glimpses of the the Scottish quartet’s synth-pop throughout the beginning of this year. Thus far, the withheld album has been praised and previewed sparingly via leaks and limited releases, but has yet to be fully released.
May 19 13 @ 5:16 PMIron & Wine at The Capitol Theatre
May 20 13 @ 5:32 PMTom Petty & the Heartbreakers
May 21 13 @ 5:23 PMMoMA's Annual Party in the Garden
May 22 13 @ 5:37 PMof Montreal at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery