Monday, January 26, 2009

Telepathe review on JC Report

Put A Record On: Telepathe Dance In The New Year
January 26th, 2009 | Brooklyn

Girl duo Telepathe proudly fly Brooklyn's musical flag this year with soft electro album, Dance Mother. The band's live sound is raw around the edges with a clear DIY aesthetic, but that's exactly what you can expect from two talented teens playing on their laptops—and exactly why we love them.

Dance Mother was produced by none other than TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek, a man almost equally famous for his production duties and remixes as he is for his TVOTR day job. With Telepathe, Sitek turns amateurish computer bleeps into pure pop, pushing Melissa Livaudis and Busy Gangnes toward sonic stardom—to say nothing of their potential as fashion icons.

"Chromes On It" has been doing the internet rounds for months, accumulating quite a fan base and generating buzz for the rising stars. The infectious stomper is in good company with the other eight tracks—both music and lyrics are all stripped down and perfectly polished. The synth melodies on "So Fine" are razor sharp, while "Trilogy" is accompanied by a drumbeat that sounds like a military marching beat.

Dance Mother is out now. For more information, see

—David Hellqvist

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