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Introducing: Electric Guest

posted February 12, 2013, 10:14 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under General Interest, Music News, Releases, Video | comment Leave a Comment

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Electric Guest is comprised of Asa Taccone (brother of The Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone) and Matthew Compton, plus a supporting cast of live players. The band began in earnest when Asa’s brother introduced him via phone to Danger Mouse, sparking a musical relationship that developed organically into Danger Mouse producing the 10 songs that were unveiled to the world in April 2012 as Mondo.

They have a new video from their current release, Mondo. The choreography-intensive clip is racking up rave reviews in addition to YouTube views. The dance-heavy video is an homage to Lars Von Trier’s film Dogville, which was inspired by the US’ 1929 financial crisis. Shot in Paris, “The Bait” was directed by Jonas & Francois, and choreographed by the French duo I Could Never Be A Dancer.

Electric Guest has toured relentlessly, been hailed by MTV as an Artist to Watch, been nominated for an MTVu Woodie, and had its praises sung by the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Nylon, Time Out New York, Blackbook, Filter and more.

“Winking falsetto and retro swagger… the best new micro-genre of the season – Entertainment Weekly

“Exquisitely catchy retropop. The band is quickly moving toward mainstream status… catch them while you can.” – Time Out New York

“It’s rare that you come across an unknown band with such raw, unbridled talent and well-constructed songs… you’ll understand that this may be the beginning of something truly great.” – Blackbook

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