the new jersey/portland label italians do it better have certainly taken over the blogosphere in particular with their represented artists glass candy and the chromatics.
producer johnny jewel is the master behind both projects and has created his own unmistakable combination of soft downtempo, colorful disco pop and retro synth mixed within influences of italo and the sensuality of female vocals.
new demos are kindly being shared upon each band’s personal myspace. these tracks below are some of my favorites.
covered in bugs
rolling down the hills
[from the album :: beatbox tour, 2007]
running up that hill
(kate bush cover)
[from the album :: night drive, 2007]
thankyou to ajp for the wonderful recommendation.
artwork by italians do it better