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Cut Copy

DFA lends a helping hand to this never-in-the-States-enough Aussie dance trio.

What’s the Deal? Every time we listen to Cut Copy, it feels like someone’s DJing, mainly because they effortlessly slip from silky, early-’90s dance pop to dark wave to French pop house all in one record. Out tomorrow officially (but available on iTunes now, both as a full-album and as a free single download of “Lights & Music”), In Ghost Colours is their second full-length, and, seriously, throughout its 50-plus minutes, you’ll definitely forget you’re listening to the same band. While “So Haunted” is a driving, post-new-wave anthem (with a few well-placed tinges of Erasure), “Lights & Music” is a full-on dancefloor assault.

Who? Cut Copy is frontman Dan Whitford, drummer Mitchell Scott, and multi-instrumentalist Tim Hoey. They’ll be playing Coachella later this month, then hitting the road with Mobius Band and Black Kids, two faves — dates available here.

Fun Fact: Three of the bands favorite albums: The KLF, It’s Grim Up North (Dan); The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds (Mitch); Sonic Youth, Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star (Tim).

Now Hear This:
“Hearts on Fire (Joakim Remix)” FREE DOWNLOAD VIA MODULAR

Now Watch This: “Lights & Music” video at Imeem

On the Web: Cut Copy at Modular People

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