Thursday, 14 August 2008
Pacific! are releasing their debut album on Monday 18th August (on our label - skills). Ruddy good it is too. Think Phoenix, Air, Daft Punk, Beach Boys, ELO, 10CC etc etc, via Sweden.
Stephane Manel, the French illustrator who does all the drawings for Vogue and Playboy, has drawn all the artwork. You can see more stuff by him here, including his videos for Pacific's 'Hot Lips' and 'Number One' and his video for the new Chromeo single.
There's also a 12" single and download out this week. It has remixes by frYars, Popular Computer (who has also remixed Hot Chip, Midnight Juggernaughts etc) and Triangles (Luke Smith from Clor and producer of Shitdisco's and To My Boy's albums). There was also a remix by Lord Skywave (Simon Lord from Simian and Black Ghosts) that you can download free (link below). His debut album is out now on This Is Music.
Get it from iTunes here:
Allmusic.com have also given Reveries 4 stars and a very nice
The UK press have been saying nice stuff too:
"An expertly assembled electronic tribute to West Coast harmonies" - Q
"Few singles this year envice as much pure, awestruck joy as Sunset Blvd, church bells and all" - Guardian
"A brilliant evocation of Francopop" - NME
"Sun-kissed electro pop" - Times
"Like the Beach Boys, if Brian Wilson was a Blitzkid" - Independent
"The essential soundtrack to your summer holidays" - Artrocker
"A perfect blend of hipster chic and top-down summer tunes" - Gay Times (album of the month)
"Very impressive - 4 stars" - Zoo
"A magical journey to 60's California, across to 80's Sheffield, stopping off at a Paris club circa 2000, then back to rainy Sweden to spread some sunshine" - Disorder
"Gallic-style groove with big pop hooks" - Daily Star
"Perfect pop" - New Noise
“Clipped beats, lovely harmony, they deserve to be catapulted to fame very soon.” - The Fly
Download Pacific! 'Sunset Blvd (Lord Skywave Remix)
The excellent Daily Growl blog have posted a nice review (and a couple of tracks to download too).