September 24, 2009

NEW Dragonette MP3: We Rule The World



This is a stormer. A (legal) new track from Dragonette's forthcoming CD, Fixin' To Thrill, which has a brilliant Jean-Paul Goude-ish cover - the one I posted last week.

These guys live a kind of endless youth through their music. It channels memories of being young, when everything was full of possibility. Cliched, I know, but true. Every once in awhile I have an evening like that, where I make eye contact with everyone I see on the city streets and feel completely confident. Happy in the moment. Dragonette's music soundtracks those feelings...


Dragonette We Rule The World MP3

We've got the super hero costumes,
Know how to change our clothes in a phone booth

So let's pretend that we all rule the world.


Track 7 on the new CD, this begins with an All Through The Night-ish intro line and takes off quickly into a guitar/ electropop epic with pinging synths and a trademark massive chorus (their "shiny secret weapon" as usual).

If you haven't seen their new video for Pick Up The Phone, it's proper brilliant. Dragonette's one of the few bands to give a shit about making quality videos these days, and the song is one of the finest of 2009.

14 comments:

Michael said...

Nice track.

Adem With An E said...

That middle 8 is superb isn't it?!

Parker said...

The only thing I am concerned about is the act that is leaking track by track as a free and legal mp3. But I love them. After Stupid Grin, Big Sunglasses, this one, Fixin To Thrill and the marvelous Pick Up The Phone we can only expect great things from the album.

Paul said...

I agree with Adem and Parker - the middle 8 is quite magnificent! But they have leaked at least 1/3rd of the album now - will there be more?! I get why they do that - it's great promotion but it doesn't help this whole value of music debate does it?!

xolondon said...

Parker, this comes from their management. I actually googled to make sure when I received it.

Paul, I think they are making a statement and it is not necessarily about the de-valueing of music. I can ask though. What I've said before is that it's the artist's choice, not the fan's, so here we have it. But yes, it's the Wild West when it comes to what's "black market" and what's not!

Paul said...

Good point - i think i've probably just been thinking about it a lot this week. It seems very de rigour doesn't it?! I'm really enjoying the song though, so thank you for posting :)

countpopula said...

What a fantastic song! One thing I love about Dragonette is how they can incorporate many different styles into a variety of songs, and yet still remain quite pop. It's kinda how I wish Scissor Sisters would operate more of the time instead of willfully trying to rock things up.

As for the leaks, I agree that it does get worrisome when so much of a project yet to be released is out there. However, one would hope that Dragonette are proving what a great band they are to the point that people will feel inclined to actually invest in the real thing due to the high quality of songs. Of course, I'm remaining optimistic, and optimism does seem to be a fool's game these days.

Adam said...

Mmmm...delicious! Thanks for the track.

xolondon said...

Here is Dragonette manager Neil Harris on the issue of leaking tunes:

"The album will be worldwide on itunes on October 13th. The album will leak tomorrow after it goes up on itunes Australia (the first territory to release), so our thought was to let friends and supporters have some songs before it does. Hopefully people will see that the album's quality, and worthy of spending their money on. We can't ignore filesharing, and sharing some of the songs early to us is the same thing as putting it on a listening post in a record shop or getting local radio play (which is hard for an act not signed to a major). But hopefully people will do the right thing and pay for the music if they like it. This is the distinction that lily Allen has been trying to make - it is an artist's prerogative to share songs with their fans, and trust that they'll buy them if they like them. But to have the attitude that you can take whatever you like is altogether a different thing."

monkeydrum said...

When I heard the first track, 'Fixin To Thrill', I didn't think I wanted to buy the new album because I didn't care for the new song and worried it was indicative of what the whole album would be like. However, with the subsequent tracks that the band have made available, my faith is more than restored and fully intend to buy the CD when it becomes available. At least for me, their strategy worked.

smackcrumplebang said...

aaaaah thankyou for both being an A* source of the sort of music news I actually WANT to hear, and for supplying so much dragonette !

super, the last two tracks have been ace... (listening to we rule the world now) its very tasty innit? Its gentle and sugary and tasty.

Yuяi said...

Loving this! Thanks for posting it.

KulPop said...

With a nod to bands like the Human League and Younger Younger this IS the best track I've ever heard from Dragonette, hope there are more gems like this on the new cd.

Mr. Will-W. said...

I'll be the first to say it. I'm not in love with Dragonette's new material. I'm just not in love. I love Dragonette; it wasn't quite the direction I was hoping they'd go with the second album.

I admire their balls in leaking their own tracks; they are a band that turns their profit off live gigs and I am crossing my fingers that this strategy will work to entice fans to their live gigs. I am extra protective of they're from my very own hometown and I want them to have the success they should've gotten first time 'round.