I was just listening to some tracks by this band from Ohio, Gil Mantera’s Party Dream. They are synth-y and a little bit dancey, but in a light, airy sort of way. If I had to pick a food that I think best represents this band, I would say they are like the crazy green and red caramel popcorn you get in huge tins during Christmas time. Sweet, slightly bizarre, but kind of tasty. I think they sound like Four Tet meets Dykehouse meets IMA Robot. The look a bit like gay disco trailer trash (see below–photo by Mike Carney).
Check out their song “Alligator Missions” (which you can hear on their streaming audio player). I think it’s pretty catchy.
The next time you can see them live is on Feb 17th at Knitting Factory.