Billed as “genre-bending”, and a “non-stop electro-pop dynamite” and filled with enough energy to power an entire city, Brooklyn-based Alan Wilkis brings his new EP, “Pink and Purple”. Recorded at his home over the last year, his second release (the first being 2008′s Babies Dream Big) takes the music one step further. The vivacious energy and its determination to break typical genre definitions make it a perfect choice for the electic musical choices on Something Chewie. Enjoy today’s track, “Snuggle Up To Nail Down”:
Alternative Pop Rock Electro Indie (phew!) act Fresh Body Shop from Paris gives a awesomely rocking ensemble in their 2007 album, â€œTastelessâ€. Whilst researching the band from their Jamendo profile, my limited French understanding made me think I had gone completely insane… but letâ€™s not consider that for too long, and get on with the music. Lyrics, helpfully for the uninitiated in English, their album is an awesome mix of both ambient music and heavy hitting tunes, like the second track, â€œThe Gameâ€ (which can be heard on their MySpace) Although slightly jarring, the jolt it gives you is a bizarre feeling, and creates an excellent atmosphere for the entire set of music. Todayâ€™s track, â€œMr. Weirdoâ€ is an example of the… weird music they produce. And, hey, eclectic music is what weâ€™re all about here on Something Chewie! Enjoy todayâ€™s track!
If you’ve been following Something Chewie, you’ve heard Joey Eppard on here not once, not twice, but thrice before. Well, here he is again, taking the roles as guest vocals for indie/electro/techno/pop/whatever the hell you want to call it one-piece artist Cosmo Vitelli. Also known as Benjamin Boguet, the French-born artist lived in CÃ´te d’Ivoire for 10 years, before moving back to France and strengthening his love for music, and by the late 90s, had submitted several demos to labels, one of which “Donâ€™t eat animals anymore, eat children” got the attention of the Solid record label. In 2003, he released his first full length, “Clean”, which just so happens to feature our man, Joey Eppard on today’s track, the lovable, but complete with typical dark undertones, “Robot Soul”: