It’s always interesting when various members of different rock groups come together to work on side projects—some more successful than others (remember, for every Temple of the Dog, there is also a Power Station). Happily, Discovery’s debut LP—a collaboration between Vampire Weekend’s keyboardist-producer, Rostam Batmanglij, and Ra Ra Riot’s singer, Wes Miles—is nothing but infectious fun full of perfectly summery electro-pop songs.
The album has 10 tracks, featuring songs like “Osaka Loop Line” and “Orange Shirt,” filled with twinkling electronic beats integrated nicely with Miles’s sweet indie-rock crooning. Others, like “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend,” teeter toward R&B, and there’s even a perfectly timed “I Want You Back” auto-tune-heavy remix that bubbles with the original’s exuberance. The album won’t be available on iTunes until July 7, but you can download it now through Amie Street, which will be donating $2 for every sale to Oxfam America. Now that’s what we call a supergroup!
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