“…this band can nail any song they want, cheekiness be damned” – Pitchfork
“A note-perfect tale of nerd love from two Norwegian dance rockers” – Rolling Stone
“…a frothy elixir out of 1980s synth-pop, art-rock and new wave” – The New York Times
“Don’t be fooled by the tracksuits and ironic facial hair – these wacky Norwegian ‘new rave’ dudes actually write ace songs” – SPIN
“[Datarock] delivers another set of kitschy…songs…very catchy” – BrooklynVegan
The return of DATAROCK is finally upon us: the Norwegian tracksuited synth-stars have finally released their long-awaited third album Face the Brutality. After a nine-year absence, the new album still checks off every spot on the DATAROCK checklist: infuriatingly catchy, impeccably produced, with an undertone of lighthearted goofiness. Make sure not to miss the action-packed video for “Laugh in the Face of Darkness.”
DATAROCK’s playful brand of indie-dance crossover music has been featured everywhere from Workaholics to Vampire Diaries, to more than ten major EA games to various ad campaigns including Apple and Google — take one listen to the opening bassline of “Fa Fa Fa” and you’ll instantly recognize it. American fans have been able to catch sight of the signature red tracksuits at festivals such as Coachella and Lollapalooza and late night TV programs like Jimmy Kimmel. Face the Brutality will be the synth-rockers’ first LP since 2009 and first output since their musical, The Musical, in 2015. Years in the making, Face the Brutality is an album for the bored and bitter survivors of 2017, an upbeat escape with substance.
FACE THE BRUTALITY Tracklist:
- Ruffle Shuffle
- Sense of Reason
- Laugh in the Face of Darkness
- Feathers & Wax
- Beautiful Monster
- Invitation to Love
- Outta Here
- Darkness at the Edge of the Pit
- Click image to listen/download Souldrop’s Remix of “California”
You gotta get this one!
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Click image to listen to the new EP at Spinner
This week Datarock has revealed a secret EP titled California. The tracks on the album are excerpts from the forthcoming opus, DATAROCK – the musical! Check out a stream of the full California EP exclusively on AOL Spinner.
And click here to go behind the scenes into the studio for the making of California with Fredrik Saroea.
California is now available digitally on iTunes. The earlier released single, “Catcher In the Rye,” is also available digitally on iTunes.
You’ve heard the newest song, now check out the video
“Catcher in the Rye” is the band at their best, instantly memorable and insanely fun. The live video offers footage of DATAROCK’s release party @ SXSW ’11 from the future and takes their adventurous pop to the next level. The new album, Music For Synchronization, will be out March 21st.
DATAROCK US Tour Dates
3/7: New York, NY @ Santo’s Party House
3/8: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
3/9: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
3/10: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
3/11: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
3/12: Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
3/14: Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
3/15: San Diego, CA @ Cashbah
3/17: Austin, TX @ The Parish. Beatport showcase
3/18: Austin, TX @ Friends, WARP showcase 1am
3/19: Austin, TX @ Cedar Street, FILTER/release party, 3pm
For the past decade, Norway’s DATAROCK have melded indie dance, new wave, pop, and funk into a custom sound responsible for a steady stream of unforgettable tracks and performances. “Catcher in the Rye” is the band at their best, instantly memorable and insanely fun. The single takes their adventurous pop to the next level. The band’s new album is due out in March and they will be launching a world tour in support of “the most extravagant single in history,” so be sure to join in on the madness!
Download “Catcher in the Rye”
I’ve got loads of music news today; but it’s all going to be quite random…so brace yourselves.
FIRST of all, I’d like to mention that Modest Mouse is releasing an 8-track EP today called No One’s First, and You’re Next. They aren’t totally new songs, but rather new versions of outtakes from previous albums. Probably a good thing for anyone that isn’t very familiar with MM’s older stuff. Yes, they did exist before “Float On”.
Next, but of little importance, is the “comeback” of Limp Bizkit. I really have nothing to say about it, I’m only mentioning it because I just read a brief article of their reunion. If YOU are interested in reading more about it, then here’s the link I was looking at: “Limp Bizkit to Make U.S. Comeback, For Some Reason”
RATATAT will be releasing a new album sometime soon, though at this time, I don’t know when (and it’s bugging me!). What I DO know, is that Kid Cudi (the guy that does that song “Day n’ Nite”) is a fan. I like Kid Cudi’s popular single, but I did do a run through on his album and I think it might be the only song I really like. BUT, that’s not to say that others will like it. Plus, who knows? Maybe it’ll grow on me. I will say that Kid Cudi is much cooler than I originally thought just because Ratatat is an inspiration to him. And that the duo collaborated on Cudi’s debut Man on the Moon: The End of the Day (release date: September 15).
Other albums coming out in the near future:
August 18th – Cascada, Sean Paul, and Division Day (which I will be reviewing)
August 24th – David Guetta
August 25th – Imogen Heap, Matisyahu, Mew, Arctic Monkeys, and Jet
September 1st – Datarock