Everyday this week, I’ve tried to catch up on the new music that never ceases to fill my inbox, but I can’t stop listening to Desktop. I’ve already told you about the masterpiece that is the cover of Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo”. Turns out their 3 track EP is even better.
Keith Thompson and Zach Curd make-up Desktop and have crafted the kind of electro-pop that Discovery should have made. They released Desktop EP earlier this summer and it decidedly different from the duo’s work with Electric Six (Garage Rock) and The Pop Project (Power Pop). As Desktop, they often sound like Hercules and Love Affair, then the move to Rapture/LCD-like moments.
The opening track, “Liberty”, starts with the bleeps and noises you’d find on the original Super Mario Bros. before moving to a David Byrne-esque chant. “Fired Up” is Cut Copy-worthy and pretty much lets the synth and bass do the talking, but manages to keep you intrigued.
“Too Much” is probably my favorite track (for the moment). It spaces out reaching its apex with a Hercules and Love Affair-type beat breakdown that had me hitting rewind consistently all week.
Did I mention how genius the “My Boo” cover was? Ridiculous. The band released a special EP with 2 remixed tracks for free download here.