Hey! It’s Review Tuesday and we are finally back on schedule! Oh hoorah!
Anyway, back to music!
The debut release from Parisian group Housse De Racket is a wild journey to the heart of electronic rock music. Entitled “Alesia“, the album is 11 tracks of danceable yet driving electro-rock, spliced with cuts of french touch and minimal house leanings.
In an over-simplified nutshell, they take the “melodic-ness” of label-mates Two Door Cinema Club, a bit of the Arctic Monkeys “rock bounce”, and a healthy dose of electronic shoegaze to keep it fresh.
Basically, it’s a stellar debut.
Highlights from the album include the remarkably catchy and driving rock of “Romans“, as well as their first single, “Chateau“, which is a ride through a synth-forest (yeah, it’s a real thing…) on the back’s of a horse named New Order. My personal favorite from the album is punchy, rock-centered blasts of “TGV“, which is also one of the songs in their native French tongue.
Basically, it’s a synth-soaked ride through a waterfall of nearly-spastic rock breakdowns and cascading melodies. Sounds good? Yeah, I thought so too.
Also, they are coming to the West Coast in the Spring, and I couldn’t be more excited to see them live.
Top Tracks: Romans, Chataeu, TGV, Human Nature.
Verdict: Snag it. You’ll be head-bangin’ and shufflin’ in no time.
and, because I love you guys and gals so much, here is the video for “Romans”!