by Miles Raymer
Word just came out today that local synthesizer enthusiasts Walter Meego will be releasing their first full-length album through Almost Gold Recordings, home to Peter Bjorn and John. The record, which may or may not be called Voyager, won't be out until late 2007 or early 2008, but if you beep over to their MySpace page you can peep some pretty-finished sounding electro-pop demos. I've got a few more new tracks in my iTunes, and based on those, I'd say the record has potential. The beats are a little bouncier and clubbier than they were on the Romantic EP and the duo toys with a range of danceable influences—a little disco, more than a little Daft Punk, and maybe a smidge of Ed Banger—but they've also got the vocal thing going on, so the songs probably won't be confined to DJ sets. With the right coverage in NME I bet Walter Meego could take over England. In the meantime, I'm sure you'll be able to hear more new songs when they play the Bottle on July 27th.