The Talking Heads don't get enough credit. Maybe that's just because I feel like I hear them everywhere lately.
On "Catcher In The Rye," the Norweigian duo Datarock (that actually has six members) have channeled David Byrne in his prime, over what is effectively a disco beat and thick, thick bass line that makes me think of The Chemical Brothers - which isn't fair to the Chems, the 80s or, especially, Datarock. (Though it sounds completely different, I also hear this Modest Mouse song in the bassline.) Datarock, they've always kind of reminded me of Talking Heads, if not something else from the 80s that I just can't place, so "Catcher In The Rye" is really just another drop in what I guess is a guiltily unknown pleasure. (That would be 80s dance music, because I feel no guilt for loving The Talking Heads and The Chemical Brothers.)
For their new album, Datarock - Limited Edition, the band has teamed with the Super7 toy company to produce a toy that includes, on the inside, a USB stick with the "Catcher In The Rye" single, brand new Music For Synchronization full length, a concert film and 1,500 pictures. That's pretty cool.
Limited Edition and everything else is out March 11 - more information here.
Buy music by Datarock at Shockhound.