BFFs Busy Gangnes and Melissa Livaudais, aka Telepathe, slip heavy narcotics into their electro pop concoctions, but take care to sip slowly, so that they dont, say, spill the ambiance all over the guitars. Their stuff goes down smooth but leaves you woozy. The Brooklyn duos video for So Fine, off their full-length Dance Mother, features the girls bobbing along amid a subdued sea of dancers, the perfect visual complement to a track lifted by the sirens-call vocals but grounded by machine-beat time-keeping. (Bonus: theres a Diplo remix.) Theres a darkness to their buoyancy that has faint echoes of The Knifes medieval brooding. But Telepathe is definitely having a lot more fun, even if they dont show off. Lights Go Down has an improvisational quality, with the marching drums doing battle with the swirling voices and sound effects, as if Ganges and Livaudais couldn't determine which would dominate. Not that they need to: Thats what their narcotic reverie is all about. With Nite Jewel, Joey Casio. Photo courtesy Andres Lazlo Konrath.
Wed., June 10, 8 p.m., 2009