Tanlines : All Of Me
All of Me appears on Mixed Emotions, the debut album by Brooklyn-based duo Tanlines (Jesse Cohen and Erin Emm). They are right in the pocket between Animal Collective and Vampire Weekend with this peppy electro pop single, a summery party song driven by the vocal melody, with synth keys firmly fixed on the ‘Caribbean Steel Drum’ setting – a real Brooklyn cookie-cutter sound. Not inherently bad, but depressing for its hipster orthodoxy. You know how everyone at the Fed Square design market is selling the same quirky owl pillow? Inspires roughly the same feeling.