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Geoff Earle from Austin dance act Fresh Millions talks about the Austin electronic scene.

2010 May 7

Over the last year, Austin’s electro/dance scene is really starting to pick up steam. With new albums from neiliyo and LAX in the works and bands like Auto Body rising through the ranks, there’s a lot to shake your bootie to.  And whether it’s more mainstream or more experimental, we’ve got it all. Well know, dear dillos, you can add one more to the roster: Fresh Millions.

Fresh Millions is a three piece band that reminds me of proto-house music from the late 70′s and early 80′s. Their bass isn’t dirty enough to be no wave. Their spacey keyboards aren’t poppy enough to be new wave-so I’d call it dance roots. But don’t let that fool you-their sound is definitely something new.

To produce the new album, the band brought on Bryan Richie from heavy metal band The Sword. With full rock guitars and edgier drums, Bryan’s work definitely cranks it up a bit, letting you know that this band is definitely playing real instruments. Full of robot vocals, catchy loops, disco beats and psychedelic keys, the new album has a mellow Daft Punk or a rocky Justice feel to it-with just a little ESG, Hot Chip or George Clinton.

WATCH: In the 4-minute video, below, Chris chats with Fresh Millions band member Geoff Earle about the new album and the burgeoning Austin electronic music scene.

LISTEN to “Forever” off of Fresh Millions self-titled album:

EXPERIENCE: “Fresh Millions & Focus Group: Full Release” (05.07.10); Scoot Inn (1308 E 4th, 78702); Doors at 9P; FREE with RSVP; Facebook Event **First 25 get free CD!

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  1. May 7, 2010

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