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Electric Guest - This Head I Hold

Mar 15, 2012

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Get ready for an upbeat, foot tappin', shoulder shakin' track. Haven't heard of Electric Guest? Needn't worry friend, this song will not disappoint. Their forthcoming LP, Mondo, is produced by Brian Joseph Burton, aka Danger Mouse, aka praised producer behind Gorillaz Demon Days and Beck's Modern Guilt. Needless to say, if you still had your uncertainties, they should now be floating in the realm of the nonexistent.

"This Head I Hold" is a deliciously infectious song with plenty of shining moments. It starts off as a charming ode to the 60s and eventually fills in the rest of the track with a kind of modernized funk that feels simultaneously retro and fresh.

The band, consisting of Berkeley native Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton, as well as a variety of live accompanying players, will be releasing the promising Mondo April 24 via Downtown Records. You can also catch Electric Guest playing this week at Austin's SXSW Music Festival. Expect to hear "This Head I Hold" at many hipster parties in months to come.

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