January 11, 2011

The Naked & Famous: "Passive Me, Aggressive You"

One of the genres I've tended to fall back into lately, almost out of habit it seems, is the indie electro scene. Electronica can be so adaptable and timeless when it has the right influences behind it, and there's always something intriguing about the raw, unfinished sound that comes with indie music. It sometimes feels like independent artists know they still have a struggle before they will find their place, so they put everything into their music to ensure they get there. A group that comes to mind for me in this category is a 5 piece group out of New Zealand by the name of The Naked & Famous. This group released their first album in September of last year called Passive Me, Aggressive You and it is already getting them enough recognition. The group was placed on BBC's Sound of 2011 list of rising artists recently and it is just this kind of promotion that has helped them get noticed all across the UK. It's just a matter of time before we start hearing their addictive sound around these parts, similar to what MGMT/Passion Pit gave us a taste of early last year. Give it a listen.

The Naked and Famous - Young Blood

The Naked and Famous - Punching in a Dream

The Naked and Famous - Girls Like You

1 comment:

  1. How great is this band? I posted them on my blog a few days ago. I think 2011 will be a great year for them.

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