Upcoming Architecture in Helsinki - “Heart It Races”
posted by June 11 at 13:08 PMon
The new Architecure in Helsinki single, “Heart it Races” sounds more like Architecture in the tropics with its offbeat rhythms, steel drums and hand percussion, and languid background vocals. The single comes with remixes from Portland’s laptop whiz kid YACHT (now officially not a member of the Blow), the “world’s smartest” DJ/rupture, plus covers by Dr Dog and Hey! Willpower.
(No mp3 for the DJ/rupture version, but check out his critique of pitchfork’s lazy/racist review of the track on his awesome blog, Mudd Up!.)
Architecture in Helsinki and YACHT are playing Neumo’s this Wednesday. Here’s the Stranger Suggests for the show:
Australian orch-pop sextet (I know, another one, right?) Architecture in Helsinki are equal parts twee band geekery—their two full-lengths feature cute and informative charts identifying which of many instruments are played on which songs—scrappy pop punk pogo, and unexpected bursts of funk. Their songs might be laden with classical instruments, but they’re hardly heavy, demanding not so much studious listening as joyous dancing and singing along. (Neumo’s, 925 E Pike St, 709-9467. 8 pm, $15, all ages.)