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THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 84 – BUTTERFLY BONES

BUTTERFLY BONES

This is an act we found whilst doing our usual rounds of the ever-reliable blogs Big Stereo, Discodust and Gotta Dance Dirty.  Hailing from California, Butterfly Bones make suitably sunshine-infused, synth led pop music.  They’ve already been tagged as chill wave, but they come with the implied warmth of a dwindling bonfire’s embers on the beach one August morning.  It’s the kind of feel good soundtrack that Cut Copy made us fall in love with when they were focusing on their laid-back, drawn-out grooves.  Alongside the synthetic, fuzzy-round-the-edges bass and dreamy, sliding melodies, there’s also the requisite light guitar play to tickle the ear and remind the listener that there are indeed human hands behind this project.  Drizzled on top of the already delicious, but rapidly melting ice cream sundae of synths and guitars, are Reese Donohue’s vocals.  They lazily cascade down over ripples of funk and some smooth, icy, glissandos, scooping this sticky treat into your ears, whilst a sprinkling of chocolate chip handclaps dance over the top.  Butterfly Bones make songs to sweat to, although this is not music that you throw yourself around to, it’s what you put on when you’re already sweating.  Consider it for those moments when you’re sunning yourself by the pool, glistening healthily, and checking out that bikini clad girl, as she conspicuously checks herself out in your mirrored sunglasses.  We attach below one of our favourite tracks from the Pretty Feelings EP, Ur Hott, released last October, as well as a more recent example of their work, <3, released as a recent single.  If we don’t get these guys to come and play at one of our Recommender parties this year then the sun may as well not come out at all.    (MA)

My Photos | Photo by Andy Desantis | BUTTERFLY BONES

Find them here:          Myspace

Hear them here:         BUTTERFLY BONES – UR HOTT

Hear them here:         BUTTERFLY BONES – < 3

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