It seems like all my favorite indie artists come from Australia. Little Red, Eskimo Boy, Empire of the Sun, & Miami Horror. All of those bands have this really cool indie sound, and each of them hail from some part of Australia. Sadly, I haven’t been to Australia yet, but apparently there is something about that continent that inspires the production of such organic music.
Not only does Australia have a pretty good indie rock/alternative scene, but many of their artists have a nice niche for producing dance & electro tracks. A duo that seems to have a knack for crafting a good track is Parachute Youth. They hail from Australia, but the production for their latest track “Can’t Get Better Than This” took place in the city of lights, Paris. It’s not the usual dance music you’d hear pumping in the club, but it’s more of a chill dance sound with this natural/organic vibe. Yet, you still can dance & chill out to it, it’s really dependent upon your mode.
I will admit, I’m late on finally seeing the video for this track (apparently I’m not the only one, a lot of blogs are finally just posting this video.) The video for the chill electro track “Can’t Get Better Than This” looks as if it was filmed somewhere in Australia. It features this beautiful young Black boys racing on these motorcycles (nothing fancy, but still cool.) The vibe of the song infused with the visuals created such a nice combination. It’s the perfect video for such an organic song.
Peep the visuals below, and be sure to visit Parachute Youth’s Official Facebook.
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My mind is often a conundrum. I can be sitting somewhere or working on an article, then all of a sudden a random song or memory from years ago will make it’s way to the forefront. 90% of the time the things that pop into my head have nothing to do with my current state of mind or emotional state. It’s just super random! I mean I know my personality is random and I often talk in riddles that always end up back to the main point, but I still can’t explain why certain things pop up in my noggin.
Last night is the perfect example of things just popping up. I had spent a few hours watching television with my family and celebrating Jamile’s 27th birthday. Things were very chill for most of the evening and the sound of laughter was roaring throughout the house. I always have an awesome time hanging with the family. We ended the night by watching America’s Got Talent on DVR and then we retreated to our individual spaces. I told myself I wasn’t going to stay up late, so I shut off all the lights and closed my eyes. I was ready to get lost in a world of beautiful surreal dreams, but that wasn’t the case.
I woke up around 2:30am humming the melody for the song “Rock It.” I woke up and was humming the lyrics “Rock it to the break of day/Don’t stop rocking now, no way/If everybody feels the same/This is why we play these games/Rock it to the early dawn/Soon those good times will be gone.” The song is by a rock band from Melbourne, Australia (home of LMFAO’s catchy shuffle dance.) The group is called Little Red and they are best known for their song “Rock It.”
The song has a palatial vibe and the video is a glamorous visual story of rocking it till the break of day. I hadn’t listened to this song in over six months, but it decided to randomly pop in my head at 2:30am. Now if that isn’t the power of a good, then I must not know good music (and that’s not the case.)
I’ve checked out some of the other songs by Little Red, but by far “Rock It” is a noteworthy song deserving a replay addiction. After you watch the video, you’ll probably want to go have a bonfire with your friends and dance in slow motion. Sometimes you’ve just got to rock, even if it’s at 2:30 in the morning, don’t stop rocking it. You never know when all those good times in life will be gone, so cherish every moment like it’s your last and live life as if you dancing at a party and rocking the night away.