By: Anand Harsh
For those of you who have been desperately searching for that jamtronica outfit that scratches your Particle and The New Deal itch, your salve has arrived. Enter Brooklyn's Teddy Midnight, the east coast four-piece comprised of guitarist/producer Wiley Griffin, bassist Sean Silva, keyboardist Sean McAuley, and drummer Adam Magnan. Tight, funky, and always in the pocket, Teddy Midnight fuses ultra smooth jazz with a wandering spirit. Comfortable stretching out into psychedelic territories, this quartet is just what we've been looking for.
Just this week, the band released Velvet Blue, it's latest album stacked to the brim with rock, fusion, and electronica elements. Standouts like the opener "Velvet Mist," "Tree-O-Tree," and "Veni Veni Veni"--which has a genuine Daft Punk vibe--give us hope for the future of livetronica (which keeps an eye on comtemporary trends, but shreds like the classic Biscuits and Lotus we love).
The band hit the northeast hard this summer, and plans to continue on doing so this fall. If we have to peg them down, it's like a cross between TAUK and SunSquabi, but honestly, you have to hear these guys live to really get a sense. Download Velvet Blue and fall in love with them like we have. Oh, and the video for "Turkish Silva" is great. Give it a spin.
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