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Listen: Electric Six – 5 Songs From New Album ‘Heartbeats and Brainwaves’

Written by Brayden Darke on July 21, 2011

Garage, Disco, Dance Punk band Electric Six have previewed 5 new songs which will appear on their eighth album Heartbeats and Brainwaves, to be released in October.

the band have posted a message on their Facebook page describing the new album and songs

In Heartbeats and Brainwaves, Electric Six has created a work of art that confronts these existential crises head-on. All the while it manages to be so entertaining that you completely forget that your limits of time/space comprehension render you completely unable to answer why you are really here. You’re too busy falling in love with Electric Six to realize that you are being fucked with.

The album opener “Psychic Visions” sets the tone in a very Bad Seeds-esque fashion. It is swanky, it is dirty, and it is powerful. One minute into the album and you will immediately feel like you need a carton of cigarettes, preferably Virginia Slims. You’re about to do some smoking, son!

Heartbeats and Brainwaves is an Electric Six album. And that means there is no one single sound, no one single vision. We do everything. From the nu-garage “Gridlock!” to the R&B goodness of “It Gets Hot”, to the bright, poppy, feel-good “The Intergalactic Version”, Electric Six assures you that it will never settle on a single path forward. There are six of us, and we go both ways. So, I guess our music goes twelve ways, then. Yeah.

Do you like Phil Collins? Then you’ll love “Hello! I See You!”. Not just because it sounds like an up-tempo Phil Collins tune from 1987, but also because it’s about the ecstasy of the moment when we realize and accept that demons are real and live inside us forever.

If you like the moments when Electric Six gets really arty, then you’ll love “Bleed For the Artist” and “We Use the Same Products”. If you like when Electric Six sounds like Roxy Music, then you’ll love the internacionale chic of “Eye Contact.” And if you like the time when an Electric Six album finally comes to an end, you’ll love the new wave title track “Heartbeats and Brainwaves”, because you never really know when the end is coming.

 

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