Dragonette – My Things + Volcano + Our Summer (free download)
August 8, 2010 § Leave a comment
Over the past week or so I’ve been listening to Dragonette A LOT. I’d somehow forgotten how much I love their 2nd album, 2009’s Fixin To Thrill. If you enjoy electro-pop, great beats, addictive melodies and you don’t own this album, WHAT have you been doing with your life?!
That aside, I picked a great time to re-discover my love of Dragonette. They have just released Mixin To Thrill, a remix album featuring 7 remixes of songs from Fixin To Thrill along with 3 new tracks – ‘Volcano’, ‘Our Summer’, and ‘My Things’. The band are giving away ‘Our Summer’ for free, download at the end of this post (along with an acappella if you feel like showing off your remix skills). Both ‘Our Summer’ and ‘Volcano’ are great tracks but ‘My Things’ is by far my favourite. It’s has been a live favourite for quite a while (previously known as ‘Get Your Titties Off My Things’ – yes really), and the recorded version is nothing short of fantastic. The thumping bassline and synths, along with attitude filled vocals, had me hooked from the first listen. Download below thanks to Sheena Beaston, who loves Dragonette even more than I do and is always extensive in her coverage of the band.
Anyone going to Manchester Pride this year will have the privilege of seeing Dragonette play the main stage on Sunday night (before headliner Kelis). The only reason I can deal with the fact that I won’t be there is that I’ll be drunk in a field at Leeds Festival. Otherwise there would be tears.