YESSSSS!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
I could scream and shout for a while now because I just found out that QUADRON IS COMING TO VANCOUVER IN APRIL AT THE COMMODORE BALLROOM!!!! I will so be there! The only problem is I can’t seem to find the posting for tickets yet, but i’m not worried. I WILL be going to that show! I’m excited, and you should be to if they are coming to your town! Don’t miss it!
Alright, now that I got that out-of-the-way let me explain to you why this is such a big deal (prepare your self for a lengthy post). Quadron is easily my favorite pick for my favorite discovery of 2010 and best album of 2010. There were so many great albums that came out last year but once I heard their self-titled debut album “Quadron” I literally fell to pieces. It was that album you listened to on repeat for a month straight or more. I think it was KCRW that I owe credit to for letting me in on this amazing duo from Copenhagen, Denmark. I could easily ramble on and on about how awesome they are but no matter how hard I try to put it into words it will never be good enough. So instead of me going on and on about how fantastic they are let me tell you about a few of my favorite songs and maybe a tiny bit about the duo known as Quadron. (Side note: It’s funny how 2/3 of my first posts are both from Denmark and they are in my top 10 currently but there must be something going on in Denmark that’s influencing this kind of brilliance.)
The entire album is brilliant and picking only a couple of songs to share with you wasn’t easy because it such a complete and well-rounded album. It’s got slow songs to bring you down a notch, or upbeat songs to get you moving in your jeans. Not only do the songs set a strong tone but she has an amazing voice with a very fresh and unique sound (soul/electronic). I’ve mentioned Quadron as being a duo, but that doesn’t mean there’s are female and male vocals. They have a group for live performances but the heart and soul of Quadron revolves around singer Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj and musician/producer Robin Hannibal. I don’t know any details about who is on the recordings or if they recorded the album by themselves but I have a hunch she does the back up vocals on the album as well. Most people probably only know the Duo as Quadron, but that’s not the project they have been a part of. Some people might know them as “Boom Clap Bachelors” whom released the album “Just Before You’re Lips” in early 2008 (I recommend you look it up). Since I discovered them in June 2010 it seemed like no one knew who Quadron was. I never heard it anywhere, no one knew who they were, but now I’m not only listening to Quadron on my iPod which is fantastic! A lot of people still don’t know who they are but they continue to grow and they are my pick for album of the year for 2010.
I could go on for a while about Quadron so instead let me introduce you to a couple of my favorite Quadron songs and the video that introduced me to her angelic voice. It’s one of my favorite songs and it’s “Slippin'”. This song was actually featured on a Grey’s Anatomy episode for all you Grey’s fans. And yes it’s a live performance. I love listening to an artist live because it tells me that they are not only the real deal, but if they duplicate the sound of the record live, it tells me that they are talented. Not every band sounds as good live as they do on the record and that’s something I really admire.
The second song is “Buster Keaton” which will surely have you hooked if “Slippin'” didn’t already get you.
Hope you like it as much as I do. Cheers!
Quadron – Slippin’
Quadron – Buster Keaton