No, not this guy:
And no, not this guy either:
THIS Mathieu Santos is the bassist for Ra Ra Riot. And his solo stuff has just hit the blogosphere. This is the first single from his debut album (to be released on vinyl[!] in addition to the usual stuff on Barsuk Records).
It has a bouncy, bass-driven feel, as it should. I like the production–hi-fi and unapologetically so, with loads of neat, experimental Matrix-esque loops–and the well-dynamicized percussion elements that Santos inserts. Santos’ voice is also nothing to scoff at; and the reverb effect, while annoying at times, really does fit the track. The organ helps create an underlying connecting thread that lasts throughout the piece. It’s short and sweet, running about 2:36, and could be a good dance floor tune at a hipster party. Enjoy!