As a general rule, we don’t care much for ‘bands’ here at the MuuMuse–too much guitar, not enough choreography. There are a few exceptions however, and Cut Copy is very much one of them.
The Australian synth-pop troupe’s third studio effort, Zonoscope, will be released on February 8, 2011 in North America (Feb. 4 in Australia and Feb. 7 in the UK and Europe). From the press release:
Whitford describes the wonderland which he set out to create with Tim Hoey, Mitchell Scott and Ben Browning, â€œAll the way along we had this weird vision of a tropical, jungle, tribal sound. A place or an idea that we wanted to reach with some of the songwriting; to explore a looping hypnotic trance and revise the whole palette of what Cut Copy was about.â€
‘Tropical,’ eh? This could be either (a) v, v good or (b) v, v, not good.
I’m hoping the album goes the way of its cover art, which is covered under neither category A nor B, but rather (c) INCREDIBLE.
And there you have it.