Spin Spin Satellite: Portland-based Electro Duo Van Go Lion Releases New EP
I can't believe that it's been almost a year since my last Van Go Lion post? Well, now is as good a time as any to bring them back into your sights for the release of their new Body Moves EP (available on iTunes now).
First, a little refresher on the Portland-based duo. Van Go Lion is Amy Paige (vocals, lyrics) and Josh Loerzel (keys, music) and the music they make together is magical. The two met on Craigslist when Amy answered Josh's ad looking for a singer for his band. Bonding over a mutual love for 80s music, the two ultimately left the band and explored making their own 80s/90s-inspired music. Thank God for that!
New single, "Body Moves" is electro-pop at it's finest. Calling to mind some favorite dance classics from the 90s and early 2000s, "Body Moves" serves as the perfect re-introduction to the band, who's previous self-released EP came out last Spring. Written and produced by Van Go Lion, "Body Moves" was released April 5th via Ninthwave Records. The 4-track EP features 3 original songs and one fabulous "Body Moves" remix by Prince Vince. Generally, there's one stand out track on an EP but I can honestly say that EVERY SONG on the Body Moves EP is a pure joy to listen to and completely singleworthy. The wait was absolutely worth it and I'm SO excited to share with you new Van Go Lion material. Here's hoping we hear a lot more from these guys in 2011. Listen to "Body Moves" below and make sure you download the EP on iTunes HERE. You won't be sorry! Check out the Prince Vince remix HERE.