I was a bit skeptical when I was first introduced to Hearts Revolution – one of their big tracks features Cory Kennedy so I immediately assumed they were just another ‘hipster band’ and not worth wasting my precious blogging time on. And then I came to the realization that I could categorize pretty much every band I listen to as a ‘hipster band’…. and does that title even matter?! I get called a ‘hipster’ everyday – I work at Urban Outfitters and last year I was a slave to those god awful headbands. Well, I used to scorn everyone who labeled me as such but I’ve recently taken a new outlook on the whole situation: So what if I am a ‘hipster’ and so what if Hearts Revolution are a ‘hipster band’?! Being cool is not a crime, it’s a privilege. And on that note…if you enjoy a little electro thrash/metal/noisy hipster goodness then you will probably take a liking to these bad ass New Yorkers.
‘Switchblade’ is epic. It has one of those weirdly and unexpectedly catchy beats that you just can’t help busting a move to. However, it did take me a few listens to really get into it, but it is so worth hitting that repeat button for.
And as can be expected of any hip new band, Hearts Revolution have been getting the remix treatment from pretty much, um, everyone. Well, at least everyone whose myspaces are worth frequenting. L.A. Riots‘ remix of ‘Switchblade’ seems to be a favourite in the blogisphere, but in my opinion, the kids who really put the acid-washed denim in this track are Montreal’s Nu Ravers on the Block. So how about heading on over to their myspace to check it out.
More remix candy comes in the form of Brooklyn’s Lauren Flax and her re-working of ‘C.Y.O.A’. It feels as though Miss Flax went a tad Miss Kittin and the Hacker on this one – and I like it!!!
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