Last night I was working on a poster for the upcoming Terrabyte 3 show (L.A. Sept. 14). I had the MP3s on shuffle and Ladytron’s Mu-Tron came up. It prompted me to go back and play the rest of their 2001 release 604 in it’s entirety. It’s not that I really forgot about Ladytron, I guess I just forgot how good they are. Maybe I played them out back when Light and Magic was in full swing. They have a new album out entitled Velocifero which is in the vein of their previous record Witching Hour. Both albums are a departure from the 80’s inspired electro sound of 604 and Light And Magic. It’s good that they evolved (the two latest albums are superb in their own rights), it’s just sad that we won’t be getting any more gems along these lines:
Ladytron – Playgirl[audio:playgirl.mp3]
Ladytron – Mu-Tron[audio:mu-tron.mp3]
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Joseph X. Burke says:August 14, 2008 at 7:10 am
“604” was great — this is inspiring me to dig it up and perhaps even delve into those last two, which I haven’t heard yet.
Seth says:August 14, 2008 at 7:17 am
So your song for the short film Meridian is awesome, and so is the film!!!
Adam D. says:August 14, 2008 at 11:39 am
Saw Datarock and Ladytron not too long ago in Philly. Both bands produce some killer sounds.
RandyPan says:August 14, 2008 at 1:25 pm
I’ve been listening to Velocifero all day. It hasn’t grown on me quite yet, but I’m a huge fan and I’m sure it will in time.
drew kora says:August 14, 2008 at 7:09 pm
Man I love Ladytron. Their dense, repetitive sound is so hypnotic.
…and the girls in that band are drop dead gorgeous.
Jakub says:August 15, 2008 at 2:19 am
I definitely have crushes on the girls in Ladytron, especially when you see them in person. Their old original video for “Playgirl” was amazing but it was replaced by some poppy version, i’ll hopefully find it somewhere since youtube seems to not have it anymore
FMLove says:August 25, 2008 at 1:45 am
Hey & thanks for the recommendation; went out and bought 604 after hearing the two songs you posted and am very much enjoying it. :)