Artist: Cut Copy
Label: Modular Recordings
Release Date: February 4, 2011
Well it’s here. Finally. A third full length album from the world’s most coveted Aussie electropoppers, Cut Copy. And you know what? It was well worth the wait. I had a hard time imagining how they could possibly compete with In Ghost Colours. When they dropped the first inkling of new material from their followup with “Where I’m Going” fans were confused. Was this the sign of a possible Beach Boys meets Animal Collective rip off? But no need to fear… the rest of Zonoscope offers plenty of heart thumping options for you to rage in a club to with “Blink and You’ll Miss a Revolution” and “Corner of the Sky”.
“Pharaohs & Pyramids” is screaming to be one of the most remixed tracks of 2011 as it boasts just the right mix of standard house nods without overshadowing Whitford’s vocals. The album also features a handful of less “in your face” choices that tug at the heartstrings such as the anthemic winks to ELO “This is All We’ve Got” and “Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat.” The closer, “Sun God” is a 16 minute long dark disco classic with an insane breakdown that could have been recorded by Chicago’s Gatekeeper halfway through.
Overall, a solid third release effort and it really proves that Dan Whitford’s well oiled machine still has plenty of tricks up its sleeve. Very eager to see how the new material works out live if they manage to work out a US tour sometime soon.