Friday, January 15, 2010

Technotronic, sipping gin and tonic

The group behind this...



(surely one of the most-featured-in-TV-and-movies songs ever?)

...and this...



...and this....



...and whose members have other projects including, in Klas Åhlund's case, being one of Robyn's main collaborators on Robyn (as well as a songwriter for many other fantastic songs)...

...that group, Teddybears, is back.

They released "Get Mama A House" as a tie-in with an advertising campaign this summer, but from what my quickly fading Swedish language skills are telling me, they have a new single, "Rocket Scientist," released as Teddybears & Eve, out soon, to be followed by an album of the same title in March or April. It will also feature Cee-lo and Sean Paul...once again, I think. You can listen to "Rocket Scientist" here.

The few comments I've read compare it to "Automatic Lover," and the "pop-rock band playing a sci-fi song with highly processed vocals" similarity makes that a pretty apt comparison. It doesn't really have a big singalong-friendly moment and, despite the touches of fun and humor sprinkled throughout it, it's more restrained than I'd like from a lead single, but, as you'd expect from the Teddybears, there's something that makes you return to it.

For other recent work from the group, check out XO's post on I Blame Coco's "Caesar."

4 comments:

Paul said...

it IS rather moreish isn't it? I really must check out I Blame Coco too; I keep meaning too but I just hate the name so much!! And I don't even know why (that weird switch in my brain that stops me liking things I should probably like I assume. Darn that switch!)

Poster Girl said...

I'm not 100% sold on "Caesar" yet, but the styling of the song--its production, I guess--is something I do really like. No, I know what you mean (even if it's not the case for me here)--names can be offputting; sometimes they're easier to accept after they've been around for a while.

Yuяi said...

Loving the Hey Boy song. The blips and the boom shuka boom shuka booms are uber-catchy.

Poster Girl said...

"Hey Boy" is a BUNCH of fun. It and "Cobrastyle" really never get old as good time songs. I'm glad you like it!