Disco may have died its first death during an explosion in a Chicago baseball stadium in 1979, but this fall it lives on courtesy of L.A. outfit Music Go Music.
After first meeting at a house party of a mutual friend, the trio got together sporadically over the next year-and-a-half to record songs they planned to play for family and friends. But now, three EPs later, they're bringing back the music of the '70s in full force with their nine-track full-length debut, Expressions.
Music Go Music can be described as nothing less than a modern-day ABBA, had they discovered electronica and drum machines, and were fronted by Blondie's Debbie Harry, with the group making music they describe as visual and funky, which entices a bevy of middle-aged women to dance.
Though it's pop music at its core, band member Kamer Maza describes Music Go Music's disco sound as a more profoundly resonant version of the fantasy we use to cover our murky reality, a "Technicolor" reality that acts as an even greater mask to the darkness in the background.
Music Go Music's freshman release drops October 6 on Secretly Canadian, but if you're on the U.S. West coast in September, you can catch them playing shows with electro-pop starlet Little Boots.
1. "I Walk Alone"
2. "Thousand Crazy Nights"
3. "Light of Love"
4. "Reach Out"
5. "Explorers of the Heart"
6. "Love, Violent Love"
7. "Just Me"
8. "Warm in the Shadows"
9. "Goodbye, Everybody"
8/27 Los Angeles, CA - The Bordello *
9/18 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy ^
9/19 San Francisco, CA - The Independent ^
* with Rainbow Arabia
^ with Little Boots