The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
When I put on my cans and listened to the title track of The Asteroids Galaxy Tour‘s EP, I immediately thought Apple iPod commercial! They sound just like the kind of obscure Western European dance pop music that Cupertino loves to “discover” then play repeatedly in prime time commercials. Imagine my surprise when I found out the track “Around the Bend” was actually being featured in the new iPod Touch commercials! The band, led by Lars Iversen and Mette Lindberg, has been on a whirlwind adventure, having only previewed their music for friends and hometown (Copenhagen) fans. The music is upbeat and danceable. It’s not as serious as trance or house but still more mature than your typical Top 20 pop song. Soul influences from Marvin and Stevie can be heard on the horns. Mette’s vocals, a combination of slight ruggedness and a distinctive accent are mesmerizing and addictive. I am on my second listen. The digital EP dropped October 28. Look for a full length album in early 2009.