Now I'm taking a few steps back...
Lansing-Dreiden - The Eternal Lie - Lansing Dreiden are a media corporation from Miami. They are not a band. They scorn the term 'collective'. They are a corporation. They work in a variety of media, of both the visual and audio variety. They do not perform live. Their website has a Legal Disclaimer that will baffle you. Lansing Dreiden believes Art and Commerce to be one. Thus, Corporation. Company. The music than, is obviously full of a slickly produced, almost soulless sheen. This is sellout rock - but it never had any principles to sellout in the first place - the logical extension in many ways, of Warhols Factory aesthetic, merged with the Residents wholesale consumption of individuality in the face of collective identity. The Eternal Lie is a bouncy little garage number, echoes of the Police and perhaps a Brian Setzer-ish vocal, a gallloping bassline and obligatory, perfectly timed, calculated solos.
Lansing-Dreiden - I.C.U. - This song is just flat out New Order. No other way to describe it. Whereas much of this albums hype has been the New Order meets the Rapture vibe of Glass Corridor, I.C.U. is far more appealing on repeat listen. Copping it's style from Subculture era New Order, dramatic, dancable, 3 minute electro. perfect for bouncing around the room to. And besides, puns on hospital rooms and spotting people across the dancefloor are always welcome, right?
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