Sunday, February 19, 2012

Can't Get Better Than This

The Australian music scene is on fire at the moment. Acts like Gossling, 360, Snakadaktal, Gotye and Emma Louise are making eclectic, genre-bending pop that demands international attention. Another name to add to that list is Parachute Youth. Comprised of two DJs called Matt And Jonny, the duo is making huge waves at home with their debut single "Can't Get Better Than This". This is the best dose of Australian electro I've heard in a long time. Fans of bands like Cut Copy, Bag Raiders and Empire Of The Sun will find a lot to love about the record but it's not derivative. I pick up on splashes of '80s synth titans Depeche Mode and New Order. There's a dark dreaminess - for want of a better description - that sets "Can't Get Better Than This" apart. I love the moody chorus and crystal clear production. Then there's the beautiful video, which was shot on-location in Burkina Faso. How do a pair of newcomers end up with a finished product this flawlessly executed while major names churn out clips that look like they were filmed on someone's iPhone for $5? It really boggles the mind. Check it out below and download the song from iTunes now. I highly recommend also buying the awesome Sam La More remix.

1 comment:

Matt said...

This is awesome!