Monday, September 15, 2008
'the next generation; it's electric.' - okay, tell me i'm not the only one who remembers that debbie gibson song. it's entirely possible that electric youth could have taken their name from that song, or maybe my cheesy fantasies are over taking again.
every bit contagiously cheery, austin and browyn, aka electric youth, started off as middle school sweethearts (high school sweethearts is so passé) and nine years later have gone from puppy love to synthesized lust. and the creative comfort level between this 80's synth-pop power duo is unmistakable.
browyn's seductive vocals mixed with austin's brilliant production (take 'replay' where the breakdown comes after the bridge) these kids really have it down and amazingly are still unsigned. a cover can be just an obvious update of the same song, and whether that song is good or bad is irrelevant; it's the same tired song. don't believe the hype. when a band actually knows what they're doing like electric youth does, a cover has the possibility of becoming an artistic interpretation. and then comes the real art, to reassemble the sounds in such a way as to inspire a new audience while keeping the integrity and, in 'faces' case, celebrating that gorgeous 80's italo sound.
check out these amazing demos from electric youth and a remix by valerie's very own minitel rose who have already recognized their greatness!
electric youth - faces 08 (demo)
electric youth - replay (demo)
electric youth - replay (minitel rose remix)
and for god's sake give these adorable canadians some myspace love!
Posted by julie_e at 11:45 PM