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The Klaxons

The Klaxons

Myths of the Near Future

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Disco is alive and well in the 21st Century, and it has been double dipped in the ecstasy obessed rave culture of the ’90s and put on a sparkly platter of pop to be reserved via The Klaxons. British pop hasn’t sounded so psychedelic in years…

Myths of the Near Future may be black light friendly, but at its roots there lies a foundation in punk rock. Much like their (I’m only to assume) influence, David Bowie, their adaptation of punk rock is more in attitude than in sound. They are not of this world, unless the UK is currently floating in a dark galaxy of neon colored bunny rabbits.

“Golden Skans” is the dance track that is sure to make or break this album for you. Like Lenny Kravitz covering The BeeGees, it’s just perky enough to be a major pop hit (if mainstream America would get their heads out of the American Idol/High School Musical toilet and get back into the groove of good ol’ fashioned pop music without a corporate sponsor).

“Gravity’s Rainbow” (Thomas Pynchon reference?) is a perfect lead off single that you will – and should – fall in love with immediately. “Totem on the Timeline” has got all the bizarre lyrical elements of Of Montreal, mixed with the dance beats of Bloc Party and the tiniest hint of brit-punk. What’s not to love?!

The Klaxons (which in Greek means “to shriek,” but in French means “to toot”) are not for everyone – even I can only listen to them on certain days – but if it’s quirky, dance music with a hint of something more that you’re looking for, look no further than Myths of the Near Future.

The Klaxons: http://www.klaxons.net


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