Sunday, February 14, 2010

Class Actress

I like electro or dance pop just as much as the next person. In fact, I probably like it more than the average listener. And I've enjoyed its recent popularity with artists like Lady Gaga, Annie, Dragonette, Goldfrapp, etc. Still, most of these female-centered, eletropop groups are beginning to sound strangely similar; there is too much of the same, I'm afraid.

Or is there?

Brookyln's Class Actress, namely with track "Careful What You Say," are doing something new. Although it doesn't seem like it at first, their EP - "Journal of Ardency" - is a breath of fresh air. No, there is nothing new about this sound. Here's what is new, however: it's actually really good and unique. Like similar artists, the music is fun, danceable, and represents a less-than-subtle nod to 80s synth-pop. Below the surface, though, lies a more complex approach. In the same vein as Depeche Mode or New Order, Class Actress want to dance, but their more elaborate arrangements suggest they want to do it meaningfully and only after they have the listener's complete attention.

And it doesn't hurt that I can actually tell their tracks apart (here's looking at you, La Roux).


Blogger paige said...

you're good at this!

March 4, 2010 at 4:55 PM  

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