My friend Jayden tweeted out that he could hear Bucky Flowers' “Cut Copy" blaring through his headphones. I’d never heard of Cut Copy and have consistently found that Bucky and I have similar taste in music. Plus Bucky’s reply made it that much more intriguing. So I immediately Googled “Cut Copy” to figure out who it was. It wasn’t much more time that passed before I was listening to the entire album on Spotify.
Cut Copy has this great 80’s vibe to their sound, but at the same time it keeps it modern. Being an 80’s kid, everything about the decade brings me good memories, takes me back to when life was simple, and fun! So I can completely understand how blaring Cut Copy will take you to that simple happy place of yesterday.
More About Cut Copy
"Cut Copy are Australian, and it’s summer in Australia right now. So if it feels a little weird listening to an album of euphoric, starry-eyed dance-rock on earbuds while you’re scraping snow-grit off your windshield, keep in mind: Somewhere in the world, someone is probably road-tripping to a swimming hole with this album playing, or eating a popsicle, or playing catch with their dogs while it blasts out of a car stereo or nearby boombox. By the time summer arrives for those of us in the northern hemisphere, we’ll know these songs by heart and be able to sing along loudly."
"Back when this group released 2004’s Bright Like Neon Love, the idea of backing dazed, introverted indie pop with a utopian house thump was still relatively novel. And though that sound has since inspired legions of followers and copycats, still no one does it quite like Cut Copy themselves. 2008’s steamrolling In Ghost Colours was an album of anthems; tracks like "Hearts on Fire" and "Lights and Music" were transcendent pop that stuck in heads for days. But Zonoscope is something different. It’s an album-album that puts serious work into movements and transitions, and it works best when you hear it all in one chunk. That doesn’t mean it’s Cut Copy’s OK Computer; it just means that the group has put more work into building a vast, rolling landscape rather than a series of peaks."
— Pitchfork's album review of Cut Copy: Zonoscope