Tuesday, May 18, 2010

elite gymnastics.


i am not quite sure what elite gymnastics are all about and thought they are one of those fuzzed out 'chillwave' surf bands that will mainly only circulate on all these new blogs that represent 'the new cool' but there seems to be something more about them. their music originates from a site named psychedelic surf club, complete with fancy marijuana artwork and all, they mention van she tech (as travis points out over at bigstereo), their twitter is locked and says 'chillwave millionaires' and even pitchfork can't resist.

so regarding their whole appearance and the sound of their tracks, elite gymnastics range somewhere in-between electronic music production for beginners, sappy suicide boys electronica, the notorious 'chillwave' movement, the sound of rinse.fm and thugged out gangsta rap. just like me then! actually it pretty much sounds like the current state of 'blog house' in a blender. plus: hey, they've got high pitched vocals! here are my favorite tracks from their first ep called 'real friends'.



move on to psychedelic surf club to download more music from elite gymnastics, including their more recent tracks that live up to the rinse.fm reference i've made above. let's hope we'll hear a lot more from these guys!

16 comments:

travis said...

chillwave was like a gut polar reaction to bloghouse. this is like the next step in chillwave, totally embracing bloghouse.

i hope elite gymnastics is a genre starter because it is 100 times more interesting than neon indian or memory tapes or whoever gvb is pushing this week.

travis said...

and where the fuck is discodust 2.0. i'm so sick of looking at your neon guitars. make it happen aleks.

julia said...

You want to see if I can put my mouth where my money is? Then you know where to find me. Discodust aint what it used to be and you know it.

aleks said...

travis: working on it!

julia: working on it!

Lorien Williams said...

(Regarding "is this on me?") MY GOD, Final Fantasy sampling!? I insta-loved it the second I heard those familiar chords of "Eyes on Me". Chillwave + Final Fantasy = on repeat. Oh Discodust, what would I do without you?

PS. I fucking love the neon guitars. :(

james murphey said...

haha why write about music you hate?

aleks said...

who writes about music they hate? i don't.

(murphEy, huh?)

Ben said...

Holy shit

Is this on me, is fucking ridiculously good

Anonymous said...

first non-hate comment from me since long!
Props for that new tunes-discovery

Loudat said...

did they produce this from inside a biscuit tin? Still pretty kewl though

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Deo said...

This band does it really big.

Juan said...

@Lorein YES! It just came to me like a kick in the neck... I almost bursted into tears :P is it Final Fantasy 8 or 7? I think it's the ending song of FF8, when Squall and Rinoa start meeting guys from the story :D

Plaisir du Plaisir said...

Good vibes. Thanks for the post =)

Radiocontrol said...

sounds to me like a poor version of delorean. that being said, and considering i love delorean...these songs are great! hehe