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Tuesday
May142013

[Watch] Electric Guest - "This Head I Hold" (Video)

It's been a while since we've heard from Electric Guest. They released their fantastic debut album Mondo (I strongly recommend you check it out) over a year ago but have stayed relatively quiet since then. But, the duo are back with a new video, pairing the Danger Mouse-produced "This Head I Hold" with footage of passionate dancers in rural Russia. Watch the video below, and after the jump you can read the full story behind the video and the dancers.

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Thursday
Jan242013

[Watch] Electric Guest Perform "The Bait" on Conan

Los Angeles band Electric Guest paid a visit to late night television's king of awkward, Conan O'Brien, where they performed their song "The Bait". Check out their live rendition of the track above.

Electric Guest's debut album Mondo is out now.

Monday
Aug202012

[Outside Lands 2012 x Interview] Electric Guest

Photo by Samuel Boardman Parker

One would assume that a festival taking place in the middle of one of America's largest cities would feel crowded, unnatural or weighed down by the looming presence of San Francisco itself or those that dwell within it. And this is where I say, one would assume wrong. Outside Lands Festival is an insane experience. That's just it. It's one strange story or crazy experience after the other, and with the festival grounds being surrounded by beautiful greenery and natural isolation, Golden Gate Park makes for a dream setting. The isolation alone gives the festival an incredible feel, as you can bask in the wonders of live music amidst walls of towering trees and odd yet charming people from all walks of life. It truly is amazing.

It was this natural setting and captivating environment that made my interview with Los Angeles band Electric Guest so enjoyable. In the early afternoon on the last day of the festival, I met up with Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton in the designated media area, at which point I opted for some place else, a more secluded location, to have the interview. They promptly agreed. Finding our way out of the media area, we settled up in the winding branches of a nearby tree to chat about all things Electric Guest, from their quick leap into the public eye to recording their debut LP Mondo with Dangermouse. Asa even complimented me on my jacket prior to our interview. Well, to be fair, it's technically not my jacket, but that's beside the point. Hear what Asa, Matthew, and I had to say in the player below.

Friday
Aug102012

[Watch] Electric Guest - "Ritual Union" (Little Dragon Cover)

Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton better know as the band Electric Guest head down under and pay a visit to the Triple J studios for this week's Like A Version to cover Little Dragon's title track of their latest album, Ritual Union. Check out the guys absolutely killing this cover in the video above and if you haven't picked up their Danger Mouse produced debut album Mondo, we highly suggest you do that as well.

Tuesday
Apr242012

[Watch] Electric Guest - "This Head I Hold" (Video)

Today marks the release of Electric Guest's debut full length, Mondo, out courtesy of Downtown Records. Yesterday MTV premiered the video for their single, "This Head I Hold", which was directed by Keith Schofield and features lead singer Asa Taccone in a rather random chain of events while at a dance audition. It's hard to say if the dramatic sequence spliced in after his apparent stage fright is supposed to be a dream or reality, but we'll leave that for you to decide.

Next week on May 4th the band will make their network TV debut on The Late Show With David Letterman, performing the above single. The band is also currently on the second half of their tour and have just recently confirmed sets at summer fests like Sasquatch and Outside Lands. You can check out their remaining dates below.
 
If you have not heard and subsequently picked up Mondo yet, make sure that you do so. It's becoming one of our favorites of the year so far.
 
Electric Guest North American Tour Dates
04/25/12 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
04/26/12 - Lawrence, KS  - Granada Theatre
04/27/12 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
04/29/12 - Toronto, ON - Underground at The Drake
04/30/12 - Montreal, QC - Il Monotore
05/01/12 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
05/02/12 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
05/04/12 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
05/05/12 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel
05/07/12 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
05/08/12 - Baton Rouge, LA - Chelsea's
05/09/12 - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds
05/10/12 - Austin, TX - The Parish
05/25/12-05/28/12 - George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
05/27/12 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

Tuesday
Mar272012

[Listen] Electric Guest - "Jenny" x Daytrotter Session

The end of April/beginning of may is going to be a wonderful time for fans of super producer Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton with the upcoming release of Norah Jones' Little Broken Hearts on May 1st and the debut album Mondo by Electric Guest dropping April 24th, both produced by Burton. Fans of Danger Mouse's work, especially his band Broken Bells formed alongside The Shins' James Mercer, will love the Los Angeles duo Electric Guest (Asa Taccone, Matthew Compton) and their recently released self titled EP.

The EP features the band's standout singles from their upcoming debut album Mondo ("This Head I Hold", "Troubleman" and "American Daydream") and also features a new track titled "Jenny" which you can stream below. The EP is available to pick up now iTunes. If you haven't got enough of the Electric Guest goodness, head over to Daytrotter.com to listen/download the group's live session which features 3 new songs "Amber", the KCRW loved track "The Bait" and "Holes" from the upcoming album as well as a live version of "This Head I Hold". Now sit back and enjoy some good music and pick this up when it drops next month.

 

Tuesday
Jan242012

[Watch] Electric Guest - "American Daydream" (Official Video)

Last week Electric Guest announced some very interesting news; They're to release their Danger Mouse produced debut Mondo on April 24th via Downtown Records. Now the group has offered up the official video for their track, "American Daydream" via MTV2. Entertain yourselves with the video up at the top of the page.

Thursday
Jan192012

[News] Electric Guest Announce Danger Mouse Produced Debut; 'Mondo'

We just posted a great sounding and looking video for a Danger Mouse project, but by now we know he's a man that likes to keep busy and he's got his very skilled hands on the production side of the debut album from a band we're very much liking in the SKoA camp, Electric Guest. Today the announcement that DM will be producing their album which is called Mondo and it'll hit stores on April 24th via Downtown Records. 

Peep the lead single below and go watch the official over here and if you want to catch them on the live circuit see the dates after the jump.

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