Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Sounds: Dark Mean

I’m a sucker for the mildly electro indie-pop sound of early Stars or Death Cab for Cutie, and Hamilton, Ontario’s Dark Mean have nailed it, at least on “frankencottage,” the lowercased title of both their first EP and its breakout track. The rest of the EP, (which is streaming on their MySpace page and available for free download on their website) may not be as tight as “frankencottage,” but it’s understandable considering the music was originally composed for a play with the spacy title, “The Constant K Determines the Ultimate Fate of the Universe.” Break a leg, Dark Mean.

Dark Mean: frankencottage
from the upcoming CD The Constant K Determines the Ultimate Fate of the Universe

And for more new sounds, make sure to subscribe to my latest podcast, JeffMix2009.05.30 (also on iTunes), featuring music from Basement Jaxx, Metric, Magistrates, Paul Dempsey, and MSTRKRFT, among others.

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