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Cazals What of Our Future

One might expect a more schizophrenic offering from a band that rolls with Daft Punk, Pete Doherty, and Kanye West, but Kitsune’s new sweethearts Cazals play it straight on their guitar-driven debut full-length, What of Our Future. The London five-piece balances retro-pop melodies reminiscent of XTC with DJ-minded fist-pump breakaways and a gritty garage edge. “To Cut a Long Story Short” is a classic dance-punk number, with vocals that relax from a rough grain into something approaching Elvis Costello. “Comfortable Silence” is darker, featuring opaque synths, high-pitched xylophone, computerized back-up vocals, and bass so low as to be almost inaudible. While these and other tracks stand on their own, they’re especially ripe for remixing.

2 comments What of Our Future

MCP (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 03/16/2009 - 12:00

They biggest strength is how remixable they are.

Pointing out the obvious (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 04/21/2009 - 09:00

Giving credit where credit is due is a common courtesy, but to credit Cazals with writing a "classic dance-punk number" is going a little far! It may have escaped your attention, but I would venture to say that this number sounds "classic" because it is in fact a cover of a very "classic" track by Spandau Ballet - a classic of 1980 vintage. Can I have a job?!

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