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Cut Copy

Melbourne, Australia 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. While Cut Copy were recording their next album at studios in their home country as well as in Copenhagen, Washington, D.C., New York, and Atlanta during most of 2015, they took a short break to record an album of ambient instrumentals titled January Tape, which was issued on cassette in late 2016. When album number five, Haiku from Zero, was completed, it ended up being the most confident, most straightforward dance-pop album the band had done to date. It was released by Astralwerks in late 2017. ~ Stewart Mason & Tim Sendra
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  1.   Song
  2.   Lights & Music
  3.   Far Away
  4.   Hearts on Fire
  5.   Need You Now
  6.   Take Me Over
  7.   Where I'm Going
  8.   Future
  9.   So Haunted
  10.   Airborne
  11.   Standing in the Middle of the Field
  12.   Strangers in the Wind
  13.   This Is All We've Got
  14.   Black Rainbows
  15.   We Are Explorers
  16.   Blink and You'll Miss a Revolution
  17.   Stars Last Me a Lifetime
  18.   Living Upside Down
  19.   Nobody Lost, Nobody Found
  20.   Pharaohs & Pyramids
  21.   Feel the Love
  22.   Voices in Quartz
  23.   We Fight for Diamonds
  24.   Silver Thoughts
  25.   Out There on the Ice
  26.   Visions
  27.   Unforgettable Season
  28.   Eternity One Night Only
  29.   Midnight Runner
  30.   Saturdays
  31.   Time Stands Still
  32.   Autobahn Music Box
  33.   Free Your Mind
  34.   Hearts On Fire [Calvin Harris Remix]
  35.   DD 5
  36.   Tied to the Weather
  37.   Memories We Share
  38.   Walking in the Sky
  39.   Footsteps
  40.   Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat
  41.   Glittering Clouds
  42.   The Twilight
  43.   Zap Zap
  44.   In These Arms of Love
  45.   Stars
  46.   Counting Down
  47.   January Tape Part 5
  48.   January Tape Part 4
  49.   January Tape Part 2
  50.   January Tape Part 1
  51.   I Wish the Sun Would Grow Today
  52.   Lights Shine On
  53.   Believers
  54.   Endlessly
  55.   Standing Up, Sitting Down
  56.   Nine Summertime
  57.   Mantra
  58.   Take Me Higher
  59.   Meet Me In a House of Love
  60.   (Above the City)
  61.   In Memory Capsule
  62.   (Into the Desert)
  63.   Let Me Show You Love
  64.   Strange Nostalgia for the Future
  65.   Corner of the Sky
  66.   Alisa
  67.   Going Nowhere
  68.   That Was Just a Dream
  69.   A Dream
  70.   Bright Neon Payphone
  71.   Drop the Bomb
  72.   Kidz at the Disco
  73.   Sands of Time
  74.   January Tape Part 3
  75.   Like Any Other Day
  76.   Live
  77.   Rendezvous
  78.   Intro
  79.   Fantastic Voyages
  80.   [the waves]
  81.   Dark Corners & Mountain Tops
  82.   No Fixed Destination