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Throwback time! While I was checking out the new Ben Browning EP, Lover Motion, for Audiocred, I couldn’t help but think about how much I love Browning’s day-job band, Australian dance pop supernovas Cut Copy. They were the first band– the very first!– I ever saw live, for my sixteenth birthday waaaay back in 2005, when they opened for TV On the Radio and Franz Ferdinand. It was the theatre at Madison Square Garden, and maybe it was just because the venue is so large, but it felt like those poor Aussies were playing to an empty room. They were nobodys! They had never been to the US, and it would be a solid three years before anyone really paid any attention to them (after the release of 2008′s excellent In Ghost Colours), but they certainly made an impression on my friends and I.
After the show, I immediately bought their debut, Bright Like Neon Love. The record received a lot of criticism– mostly for being just a fad record that settled somewhere among the countless new wave, new rave revivals released around that time– but I didn’t care and fucking LOVED it. Seriously– the only thing I didn’t do that year was sleep with that CD under my pillow. The album is filled with some seriously solid singles, but my favorite is probably the chilly “Future.” If, like a lot of people, you jumped on the Cut Copy bandwagon fairly late, enjoy this blast from the past.