brilliant harmonies and a blend of pop production that is quite timeless – both bands are and were based in california also. the only real difference between the two acts are the times (decades) in which they occupy. both acts made full use of the aesthetic of the time. Both capitalize on that long been documented california vibe.
tender vocals and synth sequencing – perhaps sir sly isn’t as “club ready” as their older doppelganger, they feel very similar in aesthetic and purpose.
delicate sampling and intricate production make this new apollo brown fully synonymous with the aussie masterpiece by the avalanches. this is well produced stuff.
wet paint is the electro yang to the indie popness of misterwives
same type of vocal though for sure – just more bells and whistles
let us have some fun today, mr wendal meet mr watson – we are basing our songs after fictional characters, ah such joy
think stomping lumineers folk rock but more like the avett boys – good stuff but the resemblance is uncanny. dueling harmonies and acoustic instruments – with a strong back beat to function as the spine of the jam
soulful vocals and an electro pop aesthetic – grounded in traditional rock pop. the kygo collaboration is getting a lot of attention, not unlike the Las Vegas boys a few years before. this is music made for the bass player to have a big extra drum on stage to hit for no good reason
gang vocals, big time house and disco drops and non defined center vocal – this is music defined by the sum of all the elements involved without a clearly defined focal point. im not saying that is a problem, as this characteristic has not affected the popularity of icona pop (well maybe down the line it will). This is DJ based music and with that comes a certain lifeless quality or perhaps artificial would be a better way to put it. I feel the disco lights on me, and i am perhaps a little high. We don’t analyze this music when we are feeling good in the club so perhaps i should’nt be too harsh here.
whisper verses and heavy use of toms to emphasis dynamics – this is the phoenix playbook, and we will see if the band follows any kind of similar trajectory from the french boys
male/ female duo – dueling vocals that prance back and forth laid against electronic elements and a pop framework – this is the playbook of both bands – and both make effective use of the sonic differences of each vocal.