Odesza's New Single "Sun Models" Is Your Mid-February Taste Of Summertime
by Todd Hamm
on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 2:32 PM
Local EDM duo Odesza has hit a level of popularity that some moderately astute MTV jock in the '90s might have referred to as "buzzworthy." The production team of Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills hit the festival circuit hard last year—including big-stage billing at Sasquatch! and Capitol Hill Block Party—and tracks from their 2013 EP, My Friends Never Die climbed to the top of popular music-sharing sights like Hype Machine. Amidst all this hoopla, they managed to catch the ear of Australian label Pilerats, and have officially released a new single (you may have already heard the song if you've seen them live recently) called "Sun Models" as part of the RAT PACK 1 compilation.
The track builds off of perhaps 2014's sunniest four-note loop of something that sounds like treated balafon, adding some arena-grade synth-bass, twinking digital arpeggios, and pitched-up vocal samples courtesy of singer Madelyn Grant. It's the kind of feel-great, to-the-point dance beat that has made Odesza's name, and it just might (figuratively) bring the sun out for a couple of minutes.
Catch Odesza at Neumos April 12th with D33J, and Kodak to Graph.