Sounds Like: Not as many guest vocalists as we’d like, but, this is delicate and intoxicatingly rhythmic house-flavored disco music literally built for the Voyeur basement.
Free Association: Ideal soundtrack to lonely, drunk, club-dancing desperate moments.
For Fans Of: Daft Punk/Kraftwerk x MSTRKRFT, Cut Copy x Queer As Folk.
Sounds Like: On their 10th anniversary year, the artsy, well-dressed emotional and intelligent music-making men of Brooklyn bang out another set of endearing rock tunes.
Free Association: Lisbon had a lil’ more edge and chaos, even though this one’s great.
For Fans Of: Spoon/Interpol/Clinic/the Strokes, Modern Lovers, the word bespoke.
Words And Music By Saint Etienne
Sounds Like: The British dance-pop legends’ first in more than six years is characteristic synth-flavored nostalgia dipped in dreamy, stylish beats and breathy lady vocals.
Free Association: The bridge between Studio 54 and modern indie dance experts.
For Fans Of: New Order/Human League x Pulp, Pet Shop Boys + Stereolab, retail beats.
PW's Music Issue 2014