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

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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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Video: Potpourri of Pearls – Boyfriend

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

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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Video: Potpourri of Pearls – Chickadee

 

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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