Saturday, March 15, 2008

Vanilla Swingers

While a number of obligations have kept us away for a few days, we've continued our listening duties and have another good one to share with you today. Since it will be raining all weekend here in the Queen City, the intro and steady, low key tone of today's featured track works well enough with our misty window view out over the Ohio River. Vanilla Swingers, a London, UK based duo of Anne & Miles, have a self titled debut that is set for release in May of 2008. The nine songs contained within the album tell a story of time travel between two people who finally revisit one another in the year 2015. The music was mixed,in part, by renowned producer/multi-instrumentalist Ian Catt and mastered by Kramer (yes, that Kramer) of recently re-born Second Shimmy. From the handful of songs we've taken in so far, the feel is decidedly 80s synth-based pop, threaded with a balanced measure of guitar accent and shared vocals that create warmth not usually found in retro offerings of this variety. A complete listen to the new album will give us a chance to piece together the story involved... we are looking forward to the May release date and live performances that are planned in support.

MP3: I'll Stay Next To You

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