Los Angeles’ own Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton, collectively known as Electric Guest, will release their debut album ‘Mondo’ this Monday, May 14th, on Because Music. Co-produced by Taccone and Danger Mouse, the duo will also be playing a string of shows in the UK during May (dates below).
With meditative lyrics, catchy choruses, and dance inspiring rhythms the band brings a feel-good experience direct to the eardrums. A nomadic quality is felt in their songs that take surprising, symphonic twists and turns that are never jarring as Asa’s rich, R&B-style vocals guide you smoothly, dreamily through their unique chord and movement changes.
Having moved to Los Angeles, Asa, as to be expected of an LA-based young artist, moved into a large house with several other musicians. The home provided him the mental and physical space to become extremely prolific, writing over a hundred songs in his three year stay. During his time there, he met his musical counterpart, Compton. The two instantly hit it off and musical collaboration came naturally. Together, with the help of Danger Mouse, they revisited and revised Asa’s many tracks, eventually whittling the number down to a realistic 10 songs that comprise their first album.
With such an eclectic mix of instruments and influences, it’s hard to nail down the sound of Electric Guest but Asa insists that it’s ultimately pop
music, disclosing, “I have a sweet tooth for terrible music so I won’t even say what I’m influenced by.”
Electric Guest UK DATES
14/05 – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen – London
15/05 – Deaf Institute – Manchester
16/05 – King Tut’s – Glasgow
17/05 – Liverpool Sound City – Liverpool