Vagenius - Educated Fool - A while back, I commented that I was sitting on a band from LA that I had been tipped off to that would make me reconsider some not so nice comments about music from the city. Well, a week or two, I got a demo EP from Vagenius, and this is exactly what I needed. Slick, saccharine, catchy electropop. Some killer lyrics, a bouncy synth&bass rythym, and some decidedly sexy vox. And besides, how can anyone hate a song that quotes the theme from 3-2-1 Contact?
Vagenius - Everyone Comes Here - This song shimmers with the sort of vaguely amazing aura that can only come from the future. I don't mean to say that the song sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie (a cliche too tired with respect to synthpop to indulge in), but rather that it sounds like a song that will be a hit in some bizarre futureworld where good music succeeds. With a demanding purr of 'cause I'm from LA I will get it the song hits that exact combination of arrogance and surety that seems to make everything else comprehensible. If I have anything to say about things, Vagenius will most certainly make it. From the buzz I've heard in the past few weeks, I may for once be right.
[Check out Vagenius's website where you can stream six phenomenal songs.
Oh, and in other news, I FEEL GREAT, even if my writing today, for some reason, seems decidedly sub-par. Which is odd, because really, I haven't been as excited about a new band as I am about Vagenius since I first heard the Arcade Fire back in the cold cold months of 2004. I get a similar "Band on the way up" vibe from them.
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