August 24, 2013

Song of Summer #25: Dream Machine

My lovely friend Veruca made me a Tesla Boy convert. Primarily the project of Anton Sedidov, this Russian band is starting to make a big push into North America, having gained an indie following. I'll be doing more on them very soon.

The music could be as classified big, lush synthpop, often with a bass-line that gives it a meaty thrust. New single, Undetected, is built on a bed that sounds like a lost Jam and Lewis production, but this track, Dream Machine, is my current jam. It has an elegant, minute-long intro worthy of Madonna - I'm obsessed with those little stabs of strings.

Their second album, from which this is taken is called The Universe Made of Darkness. It's out now via iTunes. Follow them on Twitter.

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