Thursday, 18 June 2009
Discovery is Wes Miles of Ra Ra Riot and Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend making a psychedelic mix of 2005 soul filled RnB and Dirty Projectors style erratic indie rock. They are not really anything like either Vampire Weekend or Ra Ra Riot, to me they sound more like Empire Of The Sun having a play on some glitch synths with Wes Miles on vocals. The tracks are nowhere near as well produced as VW or RRR but are definitely some solid and unassuming summer tunes. The kick-start their project gets with the musicians reputations is definitely needed, I doubt Discovery would really be anywhere without it. Any combination of two such high profile musicians is bound to attract a great deal of deserved/undeserved media attention whatever the quality is like. Discovery's bold experimental approach makes them worth a listen or two, and the Ra Ra Riot influence over this mixed up musical mess is just strong enough to pull me in and keep me there.
Discovery - Orange Shirt
Discovery - Can You Discover? (RnB Rework of Ra Ra Riot's 'Can You Tell')
Discovery - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (featuring Angel Deradoorian)
Discovery - Swing Tree
Amazon (July 6th)