Will Datarock be Fa-Fa-Famous? - Oh My Rockness

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Will Datarock be Fa-Fa-Famous?

September 24, 2007
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The delightfully danceable and rockable band called Datarock are probably going to be big here in the States. Hell, they're already huge at home in Norway. It seems like 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 still think about when we saw them at SXSW; 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.

Datarock play The Echo, on Wednesday, October 3rd.

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