It's a beautiful-ass day in the neighborhood and Wave Machines done hooked it up with the perfect soundtrack. The Liverpool quartet have been kicking it for a minute now - their Chess Club debut "I Go I Go I Go" was one of the elite tracks of last spring - but they somehow seem to remain criminally underrated. They were one of the best bands we saw at SXSW and the breezy lo-fi disco of "Keep The Lights On", the lead single off their forthcoming debut LP Wave If You're Really There, just might be their finest work to date. Last month we spent a groggy SXSW morning in Austin with the Chess Club bros unanimously declaring "Lights" the best song ever and while that may be a slight understatement, it shimmers and shines as one of our sonic highlights of 2009. Welcome to summer.
MP3: "Keep The Lights On" - Wave Machines
Elsewhere, Yes Giantess are celebrating the upcoming release of their debut single on Neon Gold (preorders going fast!) with a new track on their myspace. "Demons" is without a doubt the fiercest beat the guys have dropped since "Tuff N Stuff", showing off a darker new sound for the band and a taste of the amazing things to come from the Boston pop maestros.
// Scott Waterman //