Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lost in Stereo

Photo by Ryan McGinley

Hailing from the southern, coastal town of Brighton, UK, The Robot Heart sound like they're a lot more flesh and blood than their name lets on. The dreamy, indie-folk has been perfect for my day off, and makes it easier to handle the debilitating Texas summer (it's exactly FORTY degrees cooler in Brighton as I type this!). The band's work is absolutely gorgeous, and packs a lot of emotion behind the acoustic sound and pleasant vocal harmonies. Needless to say, it's easy to get a little choked up listening to these guys. Lost in Stereo, a track from the band's self-titled debut, is indie folk at it's finest. The hints of electronic samples and keys on this track is what makes this band just different enough to keep me coming back for more listens. The Robot Heart have been called the Icelandic Beach Boys, but I really don't hear that...especially since they aren't even Icelandic, right?! A lot of moments in both Lost in Stereo and in a few other songs from the record remind me of fellow UK folktronica crooners Tunng more than anything else. It's definitely a comparison I can wrap my head around.

Listen to Lost in Stereo. Make sure to pick up The Robot Heart's self-titled debut, released last May on Bleeding Heart Recordings


And here's a link to stream the whole album. I love the shit out of these guys.

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