FOMO #31: Ultraísta at Echoplex Friday, 10.19.12

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WHAT Ultraísta SOUNDS LIKE: http://snd.sc/Pxkufb


WHAT THEIR VIDEOS LOOK LIKE: http://youtu.be/9vRtx8cICvs


WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS OUT:

Ultraísta–the multimedia trio comprised of vocalist/artist Laura Bettinson and multi-instrumentalist/producers Nigel Godrich and Joey Waronker

Founded in London in 2011 on a mutual love of Afrobeat, electronic and dance music, visual art, and tequila, Ultraísta has created 10 tracks of exquisitely crafted electronic kraut-pop for this phenomenal first outing.

Favoring mantras over traditional choruses and distilling their compositions to the barest essentials, the band possesses the kind of masterful control over the pure anatomy of a pop song that only comes from having played a significant role in redefining the form in the 21st century.

"Ultraísta’s first song and its accompanying video are befitting a group named after a long-ago futurist movement. With Barrett’s layered vocals, a lockstep rhythm, and ethereal synthesizers, the track could be a lost collaboration between Thom Yorke and Stereolab, which sounds like a pretty compelling recent-past vision of the future right there; another comparison that comes to mind is Swedish electro-soul outfit Little Dragon." - Spin

Don’t miss them at Echoplex on Friday, 10.19.12!

Ultraísta / Echoplex / 10.19.12 / 8:30pm / $14-$16