“Photos of Madrid,” the new single from Filligar, is a textural left-turn from their record Hexagon
, released only weeks ago. The indie/alternative quartet eschew their familiar organic, lilting approach for pitter-pat high-hat and 1970’s Radio Shack Moog synths. A looping, hypnotic verse gives way to a chorus full of life and color, bursting into bloom with rich harmonies and a rapid-fire piano line. Vocalist Johnny Mathias offers a lyrical performance that is at once tongue-in-cheek and charmingly sentimental.
On the B-side is the official remix of the track by Kent Rockafeller. A gritty dance track, Rockafeller’s electronic approach pumps the amplitude while remaining true to the original’s A/B structure and Johnny’s playful vocal.[/one_half_last]
Photos of Madrid (Digital 7″)
“Photos of Madrid” b/w “Photos of Madrid (Kent Rockafeller Remix)”
Decade Records / RANDM Records