The Shortwave Set - Glitches & Bugs
Joe Clark 02/12/2008
Yet another good single from The Shortwave Set, calved from the Danger Mouse produced 'Replica Sun Machine'. A slice of pastoral indie electro pop, the his 'n' hers vocals map out an ode to imperfection, building nicely as the music ramps up and the choruses chime.
Second track 'Homesick' is a bit of a disappointment after such an ace start, with it's beats and acoustic coming over like Babybird or maybe a White Town album track - I'm not ready for 90s nostalgia yet.
The rest of the EP is made up of a cover of labelmate Grace Jones' 'Slave to the Rhythm', recast as an electro folk lament, a bongo-fuelled, Ibiza chill out ready Mungolian remix of the title track and a doubled speed drumming Marshmellow Set remix.
A great single that hopefully will bring this band to a wider audience and give more attention to the album from whence it came. Not sure about the extras.
Release date: 08/12/08