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Pile of Best Albums: Potpourri of Pearls – We Went to Heaven

Posted on August 8th, by digits in Pile of Best Albums

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Sometimes there’s only one bedroom dance party we want to attend: one that Potpourri of Pearls is playing. The Philadelphia pop purveyors have been steadily supplying us with ear-candy pop for years now, and they never disappoint. Their second album We Went to Heaven is probably the the best underground straight-up pop record since Light Firesself-titled album of last year. Taking us back to the days of Erasure’s best singles, this record is full of crisp and clean arpeggiated synths and killer earworm melodies. From dancefloor-thumpers “Boyfriend” and “Parade” to ballads like “Up High”, the entire album is hooky beyond hooky. A worthy successor to their incredible debut Why Does Coco Cry?

Most fun uptempo electropop has this problem where it’s just entirely too happy or lacking in sufficient edge. There are rare exceptions, but sustaining this level of quality over an entire album is a far more difficult skill than it appears to be. Potpourri of Pearls are clearly masters of the the form, and can soundtrack the rare sunny day in our dark hearts anytime. They deserve to be famous. In the meantime, we’re happy to sing their praises as one of the best undiscovered electropop groups around. Purchase this masterpiece direct from them on Bandcamp.

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Top 30 Music Videos of 2013 – 20-16

Posted on December 9th, by digits in Lists

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2013 in review: Top 30 Albums // Top 30 Videos // Top 20 EPs // Top 10 Remixes

Videos: 30-26 // 25-21 // 20-16 // 15-11 // 10-6 // 5-1

20. Flist – Bug

dir. Charlie Twitch

19. Brusque Twins – Game of Desire

dir. TIND

18. Austra – Painful Like

dir. Exploding Motor Car

17. Potpourri of Pearls – Island

dir. Scott Ross

16. Jamaican Queens – Water

dir. Adam Michael Perzanowski

Videos: 30-26 // 25-21 // 20-16 // 15-11 // 10-6 // 5-1

2013 in review: Top 30 Albums // Top 30 Videos // Top 20 EPs // Top 10 Remixes

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Video: Potpourri of Pearls – Boyfriend

Posted on December 6th, by farragoes in Video

Here’s a great new video from our super favorites Potpourri of Pearls.  The video features big Rocky Horror lips and the song is, predictably, spectacular.  Also, the video was directed by the group’s singer, Mr. Adam Chad Brody, who studied film at UCLA.  The track is going to be on their forthcoming album, We Went To Heaven, which will be out February 11th of next year.  Their last effort, Why Does Coco Cry? was absolutely wonderful so we’re definitely getting excited.

 

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Video: Potpourri of Pearls – Island

Posted on September 13th, by farragoes in Video

Potpourri of Pearls are back!  They put out one of the best albums of last year and the first single from the new one, due out early next year, doesn’t disappoint.  The track brings a heavily auto-tuned chorus and is as replete with hooks as some of the best tracks on Why Does Coco Cry?, and the video is quite spectacular, featuring beautiful scenery, yarmulkes and lots and lots of gay make outs.  Two make out heavy videos in one week!  We’re being spoiled.

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MP3: Potpourri of Pearls – This Whole Town

Posted on May 13th, by digits in MP3

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New electro epic from our fave Philadelphia crew, who keep delivering pure gold. Potpourri of Pearls!

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Video: Potpourri of Pearls – Chickadee

Posted on April 4th, by farragoes in Video

 

Potpourri of Pearls have made a new video and I will dutifully post it here for your viewing pleasure.  This one appears to be a new track from them and it is unsurprisingly great and features that pitch-shifted vocal effect that those Montreal kids have made so popular recently.  The video is probably not safe for work.  Maybe?  A beefcake advisory is in effect.

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Video: Potpourri of Pearls – Diamond Harbor

Posted on March 25th, by farragoes in Video

Potpourri of Pearls – Diamond Harbor

Another Potpourri of Pearls video!  A trip to the orthodontist.  This is one of our very favorite tracks from the record and the video doesn’t disappoint.  I love this band too much.

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Video: Potpourri of Pearls – Good Arrangement

Posted on March 13th, by farragoes in Video


It looks like Potpourri of Pearls are going to release a video for every track on Why Does Coco Cry?  We’re totally fine with that.  This might be the best one yet.

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Video: Potpourri of Pearls – Shadow on My Shoulder

Posted on February 12th, by farragoes in Video

Potpourri of Pearls – Shadow on My Shoulder

Potpourri of Pearls seem determined to release a video for every song on Why Does Coco Cry? and that is totally fine with us.  This one shares the slightly unnerving, pink-hued aesthetic of their last video and features some spectacular make-up.

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Mix: Best Songs of January 2013

Posted on February 4th, by digits in Mixes

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Mix: Silent Shout – Best of January 2013

1. Galaxius Mons – Cup My Aching Mind (Crazy Epitaph)
2. Great Marble – In the Air
3. Ken Park – He Says I’m an Island
4. Blue Hawaii – Try to Be
5. Petra Glynt – Sour Paradise
6. Jake Finne – Black Panthers
7. Negative Beach – Vacant Home (Demo)
8. Violence – Façades
9. Vierance – Beaches
10. Doldrums – Anomaly
11. Crowns – HLYLND
12. Bliss Club – Breeze Punk 2
13. Potpourri of Pearls – James and the Cold Gun (Kate Bush cover)
14. Rakam – Le Jazz Dans la Rue
15. Coxkarnn – Blud for a Sec
16. Jeremy Greenspan – Sirius Shake