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Datarock are about to be Fa-Fa-Famous

March 21, 2007
The delightfully danceable and rockable band called Datarock are going to be huge. Hell, they're already huge at home in Norway. But I mean, they're going to be huge, huge. It's only a matter of time before Datarock's single "FaFaFa" is played at every party/venue/bar you go to and it will be the soundtrack to every single car commercial ever made. We recently saw them at SXSW and they knocked our block-rocking geeks off.

Datarock, the dynamic electro-duo (quartet when they play live), say their sound is the trinity of Talking Heads, DEVO and Happy Mondays. I say they are the trinity of dancetastic! This isn't dance-rock like LCD, MSTRKRFT, or any of those "type" of bands, this is more, well, positive feeling than that. It really makes you want to shake your hips in a happy way, and not in an "I'm going to dance because I'm deciding self-consciously to turn my back on traditional indie rock" sort of way.

There seems to be a joy in these songs that is lacking in some of their genre's contemporaries (Hot Chip being a notable exception). But what do I know. I don't even dance. But I do know DataRock are going to be huge. Did I mention that already?

Datarock play Safari Sam's, on Tuesday, March 27th, and Spaceland, on Wednesday, March 28th.


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