New Release Soup - Shpongle, Stereo MCs, Firefox AK
For this week's edition of New Release Soup we have three separate artists, representing two (primarily) different genres. Shpongle (psytrance), Stereo MCs (electro pop), and Firefox AK (electro pop).
Shpongle has been around the block for a while, establishing themselves as the kings of psytrance, running alongside other hit artist Infected Mushroom. If you like IM then you'll be a new fan of Shpongle, and, of course, vice-versa. This week's song comes from Shpongel's 2-song EP The God Particle. The song is titled "Before the Big Bang." The other song being the title track "The God Particle." You can buy the EP now at Beatport. This album, according to Beatport, has been digitally available since February of this year.
Stereo MCs are also veterans to the electronica scene, having been around since the early 80's. They normally float between various forms of electronic music, but their newest album The Emperor's Nightingale seems to settle at Electro Pop. The song is titled "Tales" and is the first single from the album. You can find a music video for the song on Youtube. This album has a release date of August 29th, 2011.
Firefox AK is a newcomer to the scene, especially since they are the only one of the three artists this week without a page on Wikipedia. I would imagine, then, that very few people have heard of this electro pop band. They are a four-piece set from Scandinavia with a sound reminiscent of Tegan and Sara (who take themselves a little less seriously). A quick once-over on the album reveals a slew of slow, poppy tunes with serious undertones. You can search from a previous single of their's entitled "Boom, Boom, Boom." We've got the title track from their new album Color the Trees as this weeks final song on New Release Soup. This album has a release date of September 9th, 2011.
Shpongle - Before The Big Bang.mp3
Stereo MCs - Tales.mp3
Firefox Ak - Color The Trees.mp3