Saturday, June 18, 2011

Midnight World Pop Scout-19: AM444; Why Don't We Love Lucy; Satellite Stories

This week's edition includes our first ever entry from China, as well as bands from Denmark/Norway and Finland.

AM444 is based in Shanghai. The members are ChaCha, who has provided vocals for trip hop, downbeat, dubstep and reggae projects, and DJ and producer Jay Soul, who is from Amsterdam. AM444 released an LP named Eye Wonder, in April on the PAUSE:MUSIC label.

This is a video for "Eye Wonder"


Why Don't We Love Lucy is an electro-pop/soul group from Denmark and Norway. The members are Benjamin Dante (vocals), Mads Froberg (bass and keyboards), Bo Blaksteen (guitars and keyboards), and Jonas Jarlkov (drums and samples). They released an LP entitled CPH-OSL in March 2011.

"Bohemian Girl", live.

A live version of "Sonic Bird".


Satellite Stories are from Oulu, Finland, which I understand is located near the Arctic Circle. Their indie pop reminds me of Vampire Weekend. The songs are very upbeat and, in fact, the band describes their style as "party indie". They like the 60s, they like to dance, I think they like to be happy and make you happy.

The members are Esa (vocals and guitar), Marko (guitar), Jyri (bass), and Olli-Pekka (drums). At this point, they seem to be unsigned.

This song is named "Helsinki Art Scene"

Satellite Stories - Family by satellitestories

"Kids Aren't Safe in the Metro"
Satellite Stories - Kids Aren't Safe In The Metro by satellitestories


1 comment:

LyperHeart said...

Absolutely in love with Why Don't We Love Lucy. Thanks for sharing.