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Holy Ghost! - "Dumb Disco Ideas" (video)

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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Another anthem for this summer's soundtrack.

Here come the summer anthems—Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Empire of the Sun’s “Alive” are already getting plenty of airplay, and now there’s “Dumb Disco Ideas” by DFA artist Holy Ghost! Check out the recent Red Bull Academy film, “12 Years of DFA Too Old to Be New, Too New to Be Classic”, about the label (home of LCD Soundsystem, YACHT and Holy Ghost!)  Their credo is basically that all music is dance music, if it’s any good.
  
Holy Ghost! is a synthpop duo comprised of Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel, classmates back in elementary school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and now bandmates based in Brooklyn since 2007. Their song, “Do It Again” from their self-titled debut, punched up PopMatters’ Summer 2011 New Music Playlist. “Dumb Disco Ideas” is from their next album, Dynamics, due later this year. This tune is crafted with a DFA requisite dance beat and tongue-in-cheek mode, as in clear the floor to get ready for some fun. You can even snap up an instrumental version along with the single on iTunes. Now we just need some sun.


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