Monday, April 13, 2009
bradley, dj from new york's famous friends and daniel, singer/songwriter from chicago are flashmen. going by the name and the wonderful artwork they commissioned from the zonders, you can probably guess what they are up to: a sci-fi-riffic blend of teenage memories and futuristic funk. and if you think you have heard it all before: no! no! no! definitely not!
flashmen sent over two tracks for their debut blog appearance and seriously, it couldn't be any better. the driving arpeggiated bassline, lazer string hits and daniel's great vocals in 'little wildkat' are supported by some of the best use of horns that i have heard in ages, reminding me of eighties new wave hits. the whole combination should also make this track attractive for people who are hardcore into dfa records or regular listeners of beats in space.
flashmen - little wildkat
the second track 'flashmen theme' (which should probably have been the first in this post but yeah, i can't ever do anything right) is a more playful and melodic affair from the world of spaceships, leisure suits and martini-sippin' - this time featuring bradley on the vocals, showing the more vulnerable side of flashmen, asking 'can you feel it in the air?'. i definitely can!
flashmen - flashmen theme
having these tracks for a while and still being heavily addicted to both of them, i am glad flashmen are finally getting their name out there because they are definitely one of my favorite new acts and i expect big things to come from them and will definitely keep you posted. become a friend on myspace and follow flashmen on twitter.
Posted by aleks at 6:37 PM