Indie Electro-Pop: Loveskills

It was just a matter of time before one of these indie-electro bands out of Brooklyn tackled old school Italo-Disco. What never ceases to amaze, however, is the way these throwaway ‘80s genres, with their mildly sexy undertones, get recycled into explicitly tripped-out underground anthems in the hands of bands like Loveskills. Their latest single, “Cover Me,” manages to be both melodically loose and dreamy, whilst highly danceable and tighter than a gnat’s ass, production-wise. All of which makes for an exhilarating track invisible to its source material. Never mind its epicurean video, which feels almost like Daft Punk decided to take off their helmets and start hanging around at beer gardens and local house parties. Viva! - Brian Chidester