If you haven't noticed, bloggers are super nerds. In that, they get their kicks from rather uncommon, even questionable, sources. Normal people shouldn't care about bounce rates. So if your pulse has ever risen due to a Google Analytics statistic, you can consider yourself a nerd too. A thing that tickles music bloggers in particular is one when of their "pet bands" -- that is bands they've been championing since the baby stages of their career -- make it big. AlunaGeorge are one of my pet bands, and I have reason to be pretty giddy about that.
We first posted on the British electronic pop duo in Feburary 2011, when they had nary a Hype Machine mention; just some solid demos and a well-designed site. Their banging single Make No Mistake became a springtime anthem for myself and whichever girlfriends I could convince to have a listen. Fast forward 18 months, and AlunaGeorge have broken the surface of today's murky music waters, having been featured everywhere from Pitchfork to Annie Mac's radio show. Their unique blend of warped, now-shuffling-now-stomping electro pitched with almost childlike female vocals has found its stride, and the duo are set to release their new EP, Your Drums, Your Love October 7th, which they'll support with a headlining tour. We never doubted they'd be big.
Stream Your Drums, Your Love, and download a stellar breakbeat-influenced N55 remix of Put Your Hands Up
Put Your Hands Up (N55 Hi Emotions Remix) - AlunaGeorge