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Monday, June 11, 2007

Architecture in Helsinki - “Heart It Races”

posted by on June 11 at 13:08 PM


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.

Heart It Races-Single Version

Heart It Races-Yacht Mix

(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.)

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I am forecasting this to be the best show of the year!! Although, it's going to be hard to beat the Voxtrot show.

Posted by Scottie | June 11, 2007 1:58 PM

The dj/Rupture version isn't very good, IMO. (It's up on their myspace if you want to hear it.) There's also a Pink Skull remix floating around (they've all been on various music blogs if you google enough). But the YACHT one is clearly the best.

Posted by no one in particular | June 11, 2007 5:24 PM

Never heard of this band until I watched them play a set at a festival in barcelona last week. You have got to be kidding me. Im pretty sure this will not be anywhere near the best show of the year. This music should be illegal as it only numbs the brains of those listening.

Posted by cranky | June 11, 2007 5:29 PM

Mmmm...numb brains.

Posted by Eric Grandy | June 11, 2007 5:41 PM

AIH gives me brain freezes! i love it!

also, has anyone else noticed HOW HARD YACHT IS KILLING IT THIS YEAR??

show of the year indeed!

Posted by josh bomb | June 12, 2007 2:07 PM

the new AIH is sooo good! brain freeze good!

has anyone else noticed how hard YACHT IS KILLING IT this year??

Posted by josh bomb | June 12, 2007 2:16 PM

Yo josh!! You coming up for the show tomorrow!! I will be representing the Yahtzee Posse at the show, so look for me.

Posted by Scottie | June 12, 2007 3:38 PM

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