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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.   Blink and You'll Miss a Revolution
  13.   This Is All We've Got
  14.   We Are Explorers
  15.   Nobody Lost, Nobody Found
  16.   Pharaohs & Pyramids
  17.   Time Stands Still
  18.   Visions
  19.   Out There on the Ice
  20.   Feel the Love
  21.   Midnight Runner
  22.   Eternity One Night Only
  23.   Voices in Quartz
  24.   Unforgettable Season
  25.   Silver Thoughts
  26.   We Fight for Diamonds
  27.   Like Any Other Day
  28.   In These Arms of Love
  29.   Zap Zap
  30.   Mantra
  31.   Dark Corners & Mountain Tops
  32.   Let Me Show You Love
  33.   Going Nowhere
  34.   Endlessly
  35.   Walking in the Sky
  36.   [the waves]
  37.   Meet Me In a House of Love
  38.   In Memory Capsule
  39.   Footsteps
  40.   Free Your Mind
  41.   Fantastic Voyages
  42.   Strange Nostalgia for the Future
  43.   A Dream
  44.   Autobahn Music Box
  45.   DD 5
  46.   Glittering Clouds
  47.   I Wish the Sun Would Grow Today
  48.   Lights Shine On
  49.   Standing Up, Sitting Down
  50.   Drop the Bomb
  51.   Nine Summertime
  52.   Live
  53.   Rendezvous
  54.   (Above the City)
  55.   (Into the Desert)
  56.   Intro
  57.   Sun God
  58.   Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat
  59.   Corner of the Sky
  60.   Alisa
  61.   Hearts On Fire [Calvin Harris Remix]
  62.   Kidz at the Disco
  63.   Bright Neon Payphone
  64.   Stars
  65.   Believers
  66.   Take Me Higher
  67.   Sands Of Time
  68.   That Was Just a Dream
  69.   The Twilight
  70.   Future Unlimited
  71.   Hello Empty Room/Future Unlimited by WhoMadeWho
  72.   Slide In
  73.   Stop
  74.   Dream Sequence
  75.   Cold Youth
  76.   Artificial Interpreter