Fri. Free Feature: Olympic Ayres EP

Sydney-based Olympic Ayres released their debut EP back in January on Bandcamp.  There’s a real 80’s dance pop feel to this EP. It’s only three tracks, but each offers something different and hold a lot of promise for this duo from Down Under. Black & Blue is classic new wave, a track that would have ripped it up when I was still wet behind the ears. The melancholy haze of Casa Del is as close to chill wave as it gets on this release, but lacks the washed out vocals I despise on most “chill wave” tunes–these guys want to sing and that’s a good thing. The last track, Daylight, is a subtle dance track with jungle beats and dreamy electronics that make it hard to resist moving.  It’s a nice effort and something fun for Friday.

Check out:
Olympic Ayres – Black &  Blue [mp3]

Download: Olympic Ayres – EP [Bandcamp]

Happy Friday, Y’all!


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