Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Italian electropop duo M+A premiere video via Prefix, release acclaimed new album

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"No matter the tempo, atmosphere, or style, the duo has the musical abilities, bright ideas, and ear for a lovely melody to make everything sound good." -- All Music Guide

"Nimble and inventive, the pair’s naivety makes for a refreshing take on pop." -- RCRD LBL

"You may hear things that sound like an old jewelry box or a carnival carousel, and it’s done so beautifully it makes you wonder why a lot of people aren’t doing it this way. It has an old world charm that is often lost in a lot of attempted hybrids." -- This Is Book's Music

Italian duo M+A premiere a new video today from their just-released debut album, Things.Yes courtesy of Prefix Mag. Watch the clip for "Bam" HERE. Also, the entire album is now available for streaming courtesy of Clash Magazine in the UK. Stream full album HERE

M+A's delicate and beautiful electro-acoustic pop is infused with dubstep elements evoking comparisons to the Postal Service, Panda Bear, Phoenix, Tunng, et al. The band recently released the infectious song "Liko Lene Lisa" (MP3) at RCRD LBL, which has already soared over 42,000 downloads in under two months. The song "Yes.pop" (MP3) premiered later via Consequence of Sound with similar enthusiasm. 

M+A is Michele Ducci,19, (vocals, instruments) and Alessandro Degli Angioli, 22, (instruments) of Forli, Italy. Their new 10-song album of inventive, spirited electronic pop was released worldwide on November 8th via Monotreme Records on CD/LP/Download. 

In their own words:

"We listen to music to understand what we do, and we do music to understand what we listen to. We record everything at home, in a mansard to be more precise. The 'home-made' policy corresponds to a definite aesthetics, particularly with regard to a pop range. It's like a scene from a thriller movie where, at the very crucial moment, there's a shot of the director and his assistants while setting up the play set. So yes, we do make pop, but with the unpretentious intention to thrill. Our band is made up by two components, not merged in a unique identity, but rather coexisting. Sticking to the common sense of the word, we never really felt like a group. With its naivety and brutality, M+A plainly represents our initials just to make the whole thing more tangible and real. It's two people moving forward parallel one another, though with countless meeting points." 

Artist: M+A
Album: Things.Yes
Label: Monotreme Records
Release Date: November 8th, 2011 
01. Yeloww
02. Yes.pop  (MP3)
03. Liko Lene Lisa  (MP3)
04. Sommer 
05. Bam  (VIDEO)
06. BlĂ„ 
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09.  Adidas  
10. Ly

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