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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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  1.   Song
  2.   Lights & Music
  3.   Need You Now
  4.   Far Away
  5.   Hearts on Fire
  6.   Where I'm Going
  7.   Take Me Over
  8.   Future
  9.   So Haunted
  10.   Saturdays
  11.   Strangers in the Wind
  12.   This Is All We've Got
  13.   Blink and You'll Miss a Revolution
  14.   We Are Explorers
  15.   Nobody Lost, Nobody Found
  16.   Unforgettable Season
  17.   Feel the Love
  18.   Pharaohs & Pyramids
  19.   We Fight for Diamonds
  20.   Silver Thoughts
  21.   Visions
  22.   Midnight Runner
  23.   Eternity One Night Only
  24.   Voices in Quartz
  25.   Time Stands Still
  26.   Out There on the Ice
  27.   Stars
  28.   Meet Me In a House of Love
  29.   (Into the Desert)
  30.   Free Your Mind
  31.   Standing Up, Sitting Down
  32.   Drop the Bomb
  33.   Rendezvous
  34.   Take Me Higher