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De Lux: Generation [Digipak] *

Track List

>LA Threshold
>Living in an Open Place
>Center of L.U.B.
>Simba Simba Simba
>No One Really Cares Who You Are
>Oh Man the Future
>When Your Life Feels Like a Loss
>It's a Combination
>Someday Now

Album Reviews:

NME (Magazine) - "'Simba Simba Simba' features a James Murphy-esque sardonic vocal line over Nile Rodgers guitar shimmies, and finale `Someday Now' is a sunny piece of jitter funk."

Album Notes

Arriving just over a year after their debut album Voyage, Generation finds De Lux taking a more ambitious -- and more personal -- approach, resulting in a soundtrack for millennials dreading their Saturn return. As on Voyage, Sean Guerin and Isaac Franco demonstrate their impeccable taste in music, building on their pastiche of LCD Soundsystem and Talking Heads with elements of even more groove-driven acts like Can and ESG and a stream-of-consciousness songwriting style borrowed from punk performance artist Karen Finley. This combination of looping music and free-form words makes Generation a denser work than its predecessor: the duo peppers "LA Threshold" with musings that range from seemingly random ("Irish people hate me/Hippies don't love me") to wryly perceptive ("I'm getting older/It doesn't bother me/I've been doing it for a while"). Meanwhile, "Living in an Open Place," "Center of L.U.B.," and "Someday Now" all showcase the duo's skills at crafting hectic, elastic tracks that convey a mood of stylish anxiety. ~ Heather Phares


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