Having released their first full length Mondo a few months ago, Electric Guest cruises in with another neo-psychedelic pop anthem. Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton, the duo that is Electric Guest, paired with Danger Mouse to produce their sound, and the Mouse‘s touch is magical and shines through in the Motown sound. Holiday explores all those feel good funk moments with falsetto vocals and amorous lyrics about the girl of your dreams.
Top shelf girl is made of gold Step into it close enough to feel the cold Where I wait days with no return The sun one loves to make me feel the burn, the burn… She’s my holiday, only here for the game My favorite mistake, living inside the maze We can make it together and I know We can make it on our own Always finds a way to run Only when the heart begins to sound the drum.”
Twinkling guitars add to the upward spiral of psychedelic soul. A likeness exists in the retro sound to Django Django or the Black Keys, but Taccone’s vocals set Electric Guest apart. Much like the entirety of their album, Holiday reminds us of the shade-wearing, windows-down days of summer and love. It’s a one-way ticket to your carefree, fearless youth.