I”m a huge fan of techno music, not the flamboyant stereotypical American kind, but the thoughtful yet dance provoking variety you see more in the UK than you do in the US. There have been some American techno acts that rise above the cruft. The Crystal Method and James Zabelia come to mind. But sometimes you need to go out and find a couple of techno acts from the states that bring it without being in car commercials. Enter the Gemini Club. The Chica-go-go bred electro rockers bring style both in heavy beats and in syrupy cool lyrics.
Check out ‘Mirrors’ from their EP, “Future Tidings.” I want to dance to this. Like get sweaty but swagger along the dance floor trying to look cool. The vocals keep me in reality while I bang this out but I can’t help but think that somehow the lead singer is trying to seduce the microphone. That doesn’t tilt me toward the other side of the fence (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but I feel like if I’m single and out on the dance floor, I need to find the closest lady to dance during this jam. See the Gemini Club at SXSW this year, I will.