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Cut Copy

Australian indie electronic group Cut Copy take many of their cues from contemporaries like Air, Daft Punk, and LCD Soundsystem, but with a distinctly pop sensibility that draws on classic AM radio pop singles from the 1970s and '80s, with elements of vintage disco and synth pop that appeal to song-based listeners as well as to club kidz. Cut Copy started in 2001 as a solo project by songwriter, producer, and DJ Dan Whitford, who released the single 1981 and the EP I Thought of Numbers before drafting in other members to fill out his synth- and sample-based sound. Bassist and guitarist Tim Hoey and drummer Mitchell Scott debuted on Cut Copy's first full-length album, Bright Like Neon Love, released in the summer of 2004. After several successful singles were spun off the album (including Saturdays, Future, and Going Nowhere), Universal's Island Records imprint picked up the trio's international distribution in 2006. Following an inventive Whitford live DJ mix that was released in 2006 as Fabriclive.29 (including such unexpected delights as Ciccone Youth's noisy deconstruction "Into the Groove[y]" and Roxy Music's suave "Angel Eyes" alongside the usual Goldfrapp and Soulwax), the band proper returned in early 2007 with a new single, Hearts on Fire. Cut Copy's second album, In Ghost Colours, debuted at the top of Australia's ARIA charts in 2008 and was placed on a number of publications' year-end lists. After adding a fourth member, bassist Ben Browning, the group released its third album, Zonoscope, in 2011 and following a tour, then a brief hiatus, the band hit the studio again to record its fourth album. Inspired heavily by late-'80s/early-'90s dance music (from acid house to Black Box), Free Your Mind was released in late 2013 by Modular and new American label Loma Vista. The record was innovatively promoted with pre-release listening sessions taking place at six specific worldwide locations for all those with a smartphone in range of the coordinates. The band next hit the road for a lengthy world tour, then spent the summer of 2014 playing a full slate of festivals. Around this time, Free Your Mind was reissued with five bonus tracks added. ~ Stewart Mason & Tim Sendra
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Albums by
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  1.   Song
  2.   Lights & Music
  3.   Far Away
  4.   Need You Now
  5.   Hearts on Fire
  6.   Take Me Over
  7.   Where I'm Going
  8.   Future
  9.   So Haunted
  10.   Strangers in the Wind
  11.   This Is All We've Got
  12.   We Are Explorers
  13.   Blink and You'll Miss a Revolution
  14.   Saturdays
  15.   Eternity One Night Only
  16.   Nobody Lost, Nobody Found
  17.   Feel the Love
  18.   Pharaohs & Pyramids
  19.   Voices in Quartz
  20.   Visions
  21.   Time Stands Still
  22.   Midnight Runner
  23.   Unforgettable Season
  24.   Out There on the Ice
  25.   We Fight for Diamonds
  26.   Silver Thoughts
  27.   Sands Of Time
  28.   [the waves]
  29.   DD 5
  30.   January Tape Part 3
  31.   Believers
  32.   Nine Summertime
  33.   Meet Me In a House of Love
  34.   Let Me Show You Love
  35.   Free Your Mind
  36.   Sun God
  37.   Corner of the Sky
  38.   Alisa
  39.   Glittering Clouds
  40.   That Was Just a Dream
  41.   A Dream
  42.   Live
  43.   Going Nowhere
  44.   January Tape Part 2
  45.   January Tape Part 1
  46.   I Wish the Sun Would Grow Today
  47.   Drop the Bomb
  48.   Rendezvous
  49.   Walking in the Sky
  50.   Take Me Higher
  51.   (Above the City)
  52.   In Memory Capsule
  53.   Footsteps
  54.   Intro
  55.   Fantastic Voyages
  56.   Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat
  57.   Hearts On Fire [Calvin Harris Remix]
  58.   Kidz at the Disco
  59.   Bright Neon Payphone
  60.   Autobahn Music Box
  61.   Zap Zap
  62.   (Into the Desert)
  63.   Mantra
  64.   Stars
  65.   January Tape Part 5
  66.   January Tape Part 4
  67.   Lights Shine On
  68.   Endlessly
  69.   Standing Up, Sitting Down
  70.   Dark Corners & Mountain Tops
  71.   Strange Nostalgia for the Future
  72.   The Twilight
  73.   In These Arms of Love
  74.   Like Any Other Day

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