Thursday, July 23, 2009

Kids from New Jersey

If you combine a nice colour as pink and mix it together with a well-known 80s action hero as Sylvester Stallone, then you get the New Jersey based group Pink Stallone. And the name says it all, it is a sound that combine the feeling of love and tenderness with the action feeling, and the music is also made by heroes. A sound as Sylvester Stallone goes disco.

I stumbled across Pink Stallone autumn last year and since then I've been keeping my eyes and ears open for more to come. And every time they have released something new, it's as good as before. So the conclusion for me was clear, it wasn't a one time thing.

The pumping sound of the 80s disco is the main theme in all the songs but still they feel very different from each other. For example, in "Ghostfriend" a robotic voice works together with a slower beat of drums. In "Seaside Conga" the tempo is faster and with "harder" vocals. And "Vlad" has more of that pink feeling in eleven minutes. And they make "Obsession" by Marina & The Diamonds to a whole different tune, in a good way though.

They have just released their debut record Swiss Ambulance / Hydroplanes 12" on Zarcorp Inc. It will only be available online directly from Zarcorp Inc. and in Tokyo’s Escalator Records store. Only 500 copies are made and it's something to possess, the record is 180g vinyl and it's white!! For more info about the record:

A taste of "Hydroplanes":

Pink Stallone - Swiss Ambulance

Pink Stallone - Vlad

Pink Stallone - New Fate

Pink Stallone - Seaside Conga

Pink Stallone - Per Sindaco

Pink Stallone - Ghostfriend

Marina & The Diamonds - Obsessions (Pink Stallone Crush)


joe said...

amazing tracks, thanks. have just ordered the 12"!