Posts tagged ‘songs’
Just to close out this week’s theme, is a disco-punk staple from the UK juggernaut Friendly Fires. They are a prime example of how much cooler dance music is when performed by an actual band. Having seen them live, they also prove that live music trumps a polished studio cut just about every time. With a little time and space to breathe the band offers some extended breaks in choice songs to give the effect of a DJ spinning in a packed dance club where the crowd is truly entranced by the beats being served. Watch the video for “Skeleton Boy” below, and try to tell me you’re not ready for the floor now.
To return to the theme that began our week, I am posting a song released back in 2008 by Hot Chip on their third album, Made in the Dark. The band received a Grammy nod for this quirky nugget of dance pop, but as you can assume they did not win the award for Best Dance Recording. Fortunately enough, the recognition was given to the Kings of French House music, Daft Punk, for their hit “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”. Check out the Batman/Joker inspired video for “Ready For The Floor” below. The dancing girls bring to mind memories of Robert Palmer’s iconic 80′s video for “Addicted To Love”. It almost makes perfect sense, since both songs are a fusion of rock and dance music.