Tuesday, March 10, 2009

tesla boy.


while i am having a hard time finding good new artists to post about, those wonderful people from valerie always seem to be able to track them down. one of their latest finds is tesla boy from moscow, russia and i can't remember the last time i have been that hooked on a bunch of tracks. tesla boy perfectly combine the vibe of my favorite eighties pop songs with the sounds of today, thus being catchy as hell and easily accessible for everyone.

both 'spirit of the night' and 'electric lady' will probably be on repeat wherever i go for the next couple of weeks. both are from a limited edition ep that tesla boy released earlier this year and while our friends at valerie call these tracks 'simple but well produced', i think that's a bit of an understatement. to me, tesla boy combine top-notch production with great pop appeal. and as i've only got radio and a tape deck in my car, i wish music like theirs would finally make it to mainstream radio.

tesla boy - spirit of the night
tesla boy - electric lady

head over to the marvellous valerie for another stellar jam from tesla boy and make sure to show tesla boy some myspace love!

30 comments:

Joe said...

Top form Aleks. Great tunes.

kisdubos said...

Hm, if the guy asked Sally Shapiro to do the vocals, I would like it. No, love it.

Head Mechanic said...

Great find! Hadn't heard of 'em.

Radicool! said...

Damn!
Electric Lady is on permanent repeat.

Anonymous said...

revolutionary!

Anonymous said...

MINT.

mMMmmmmm said...

YES

jimmy silver said...

Electric Lady is good, but I deleted Spirit Of The Night. I don't need TWO copies of Michael Sembello's 'Maniac', y'know?

aleks said...

10,000 MANIACS!!!

aleks said...

and no idea where you hear traces of 'maniac' in 'electric lady'. i don't.

jimmy silver said...

Ah, you misread my post. It wasn't totally clear though. OK, how about this:

'Spirit Of The Night' by Tesla Boy is a straight ripoff of 'Maniac' by Michael Sembello, and thus not very interesting.

aleks said...

it has definitely got a maniac vibe, i agree. i wouldn't be as harsh as calling it a 'ripoff' though.

anyway, i love it!

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Bradley D! said...

This has been on repeat for the past few days!! Even my girlfriend loves it. Those russians are onto something...

COLLEGE CAROLE and RUSS said...

Love you Aleks !

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Jan said...

Lovely pic + music!

Romeo B. said...

I seriously can't get enough of these guys right about now, thank you!

acidbearboy said...

NEED thison cd. Somebody help!

Anonymous said...

honestly best retro 80's electronic i heard in a while honestly tesla boy is up there with Futurecop! Thanks Aleks Awesome

Anonymous said...

great. is there a reason you had to write Tesla boy 6 times? 0_=

Mokitty said...

Thanks a lot! Sounds really interesting!

James Walsh said...

on repeat!!

Anonymous said...

i like them, but "Neon Love" (which isn't posted there) has the exact same notes from the cure's "homesick" :D

Anonymous said...

Got it on repeat! Spirit Of The Night is definitely my favorite, along with Runaway Man. Good stuff.

Anonymous said...

haha aleks its ironic how you wished you could her teslaboy and similiar stuff on mainstream radio and there actually gonna be on radio 1 later tonight on jaymo show

aleks said...

hehe. well that's because jaymo is THE MAN!

Anonymous said...

Anyone can write down the lyrics? because only few words are understandable! maybe the singer need some english lessons?....

TN87 said...

I don't think "Spirit of the Night" is a rip-off of "Maniac", they sound *somewhat* similar - but thats just the sound of the 80's, and I like it better than "Electric Lady"...

Anonymous said...

Tesla Boy is the shit! I cant stop listening them. So Catchy...Simple Song Arrangements...They nailed the retro vibes perfectly.
Perhaps some americans need to improve their english cause i can perfectly understand every line. Pretty impressive, considering they live in Moscow. Viva Russia!

p.s. ive googled out those lyrics...flawless! Can't wait for thier album to come out!

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=450762701&blogId=487912924

Marvel said...

Anyone saying this song is a Maniac ripoff must be outta his mind. The rhythm track resembles the Maniac, just like a bunch of other tracks that are out there, but everything else is totally different.