Dance Reduction Agents
The Reduction Agents Are the New Venture for James Milne who Spent a Few Years Touring with the Brunettes and also Contributed a Song, 'you Beautiful Militant' to their Genius Album (Mars Loves Venus). Stealing Former Brunettes Drummer, Ryan Mcphun, James Recorded this Album with Bunch of Fellow Christchurch Alumni. The Result is a Collection of Joyful, Organic, Indie-rock Songs that Garnered Ample Airplay on New Zealand's B-net Stations and Topped Nz's Indie Music Charts. For Fans of Classic Flying Nun Era Indie Pop.
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"80s Celebration" is a great pop song. But this album is so much more than that song. There's the other singles, which you can check outon youtube.com ("The Pool" and "Waiting for Your Love") which are both good songs that start to show how varied The Reduction Agent's sound is. This album sounds like a mix tape; a very good mix tape complete with a country song that doesn't suck or just sound like classic rock with a twang.
I hope The Reduction Agents stick around for a while and get the dues they deserve, because they've created a really, really solid album here. The songs are all unique, smart, and catchy enough to warrent more attention than just being known for appearing on the soundtrack of some film.
I found this band while sampling 'Lil Chief (and Auckland based label)'s roster. The Reduction Agents and The Nudie Suits, both very different, are the best by far. Though, I have yet to really listen to Lawrence Arabia...
The "hit" from Eagle Vs Shark "80-s celebration" is a great, catchy pop song that, while fairly simple, stands up to multiple listenings.
To me the best song by far is "waiting for your love" which feels like a classic from the best of the early 80's new wave era (maybe a little like Aztec Camera?). Again, it is a fairly simply structured song, but it builds tremendous emotional tension. It's just an awesome song.
So, please buy this record (directly from lil chief records...sorry Mr. Amazon), love it, then tell all your friends.
Also, Lil Chief has a pretty diverse batch of videos available on youtube.