Picture this: You’re getting ready for a night out on the town with some of your closest friends. You’ve been waiting for this night all week and now it’s finally here and you’re ready to let loose and have a bit of well-deserved fun. While you’re getting cleaned up and dressed, you put on that one song that always manages to boost your mood and gets you excited. Listening to it is like inhaling some confidence-boosting helium and you’re happy and weightless. Now imagine that feeling from that one song injected into an entire album. That seems to be the intention of Electric Guest‘s debut album, Mondo. Maybe it’s the soulful falsetto tone of Asa Taccone’s voice or the electronic disco vibrations that keep your body moving. Whatever it is, it’s guilefully catchy and although it may be difficult to determine exactly where Taccone draws his inspiration (think Gnarls Barkley and Mayer Hawthorne‘s lovechild), the flow of the album seems purposeful. The tempo stays upbeat and the lyrics stay clever and witty, even if they are arguably political and satirical. Throw in some solid dance moves and Electric Guest is the band to see if you want to give your dance pants a nice workout.
Electric Guest will play at 2 pm at the Bigfoot stage on Saturday, May 26.