I know you were looking for a totally psychedelic experience today, so you can thank me later. This time on Suggested Sounds I have the latest video from French electro-pop composer Yuksek. The song rightly titled “Off The Wall” sounds a bit like the band Cut Copy and the video has that OK GO enlightened visual experience. A little warning before you watch: if the creepy hands from Labyrinth still haunt your dreams you may want steer clear. For the rest of you check out the video and let us know what you think in the comments below.
French electro-pop composer Yuksek (aka Pierre-Alexander Busson) released his new album, Living On The Edge Of Time, February 14 on Ultra Records. Combining the infectious house beats and dance-floor vibe that Pierre has perfected with a more straightforward pop sound, the album has gained widespread praise from the likes ofUSA Today and CMJ, among others. Today, Yuksek released a psychedelic video for album track “Off The Wall.” The playful video brings the bouncy, upbeat track to life with images of mirrored body parts moving along to the beat and giant faces built of colorful paper cutouts.
On Living On The Edge Of Time, Yuksek’s melodic vocals shine over catchy hooks and toe-tapping beats. Opening track “Always On The Run” grabs listeners from the start, setting an energetic tone for the rest of the album. “On A Train” is a true dance-floor anthem, building to an explosive chorus that will get stuck in your head for days. “White Keys” is marked by a synth melody that is featured throughout, setting a more contemplative mood. Closing the record is psych-pop track “Out Of Control,” complete with finger snaps and driving bass.
Having already made quite an impression in North America, Yuksek’s US fans will have more chances to catch the master of electro-pop performing live. Yuksek will head out on a string of US dates this March, including several performances at SXSW and Winter Music Conference. Be sure to catch the band unleash a tour de force live in a city near you!
Yuksek Tour Dates
3/14: SXSW- Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Burex Showcase)
3/16: SXSW- Austin, TX (Neon Gold Showcase)
3/16: SXSW- Austin, TX @ Malverde (Kitsuné Showcase)
3/17: SXSW- Austin, TX @ ND (Windish Showcase)
3/18: New York, NY @ Le Bain (DJ set)
3/20: WMC- Miami, FL @ Bardot (DJ set)
3/21: WMC- Miami, FL @ Bromance Party/Mamouchka (DJ set)
3/22: WMC- Miami, FL @ Embrace (DJ set)
3/23: San Francisco, CA @ The Mezzanine
3/24: Las Vegas, NV @ Royal House Indie Music Festival
3/27: Los Angeles, CA @ Dim Mak Studios
3/28: Seattle, WA @ Neumos
By Angela Davis