Today's cool music are two electronic pop groups: Penguin Prison & Kids on Bridges.
At first listen both are sacharin laced synth-pop, but if you look listen a little deeper you will hear some quirkiness that makes both groups a interesting and worth checking out.
Penguin Prison, originally from Manhattan NY, in the studio is: Chris Glover however live he has a band with him which consists of electric guitar, synth, bass and drums.
The music has a distinct smooth 80's retro feel to it, reminding me of groups like the Pet Shop Boys and ABC. There is something kind of classy and quirky about the synth and soul inspired vocal arrangements. Penguin Prison is generous and has numerous free MP3s available to their fans which you can get from here. You can also get his music on limited edition 7' singles from here, if you are into that sort of thang.
The second group I'm going to talk about today is Kids on Bridges. Kids on Bridges hail from Northwest England and offer up sweet synthpop with a bad attitude. You can get a dose of this with their single "Y don't U", which you can get free from their website. A few other songs are available on their SoundCloud site as well. I'll tease you with a track to get you started ;-)Fast as you can (END OF WORLd) by kidsonbridges
I like both of these groups. I would buy full length albums from these groups. I would possibly buy cool t-shirts and other merch from these groups, but the frustrating thing is it isn't available. People talk about how record lables don't have the power they used to anymore and that the power is on the internet with the indie bands... maybe thats true but that won't reach its true potential until artists get their merch out and available to folks.
- Until next time... Over N Out