Hometown: Melbourne.

The lineup: Phoebe and Lou (vocals), Christian (guitar), Tim (keyboards), Phil (drums), Ryan (bass).

The background: Alpine, not to be confused with a duo that we wrote about almost exactly a year ago called Alpines, are a six-piece from Australia who sound as though they come from Scandinavia. They're that good, that suffused with vital zingy wintry melody/melancholy. Actually, they were a recommendation to us by our producer at Amazing Radio where we spend two hours each Thursday afternoon playing the very bands we write about in this column, and where this lot held the number 1 slot in the summer, with a track called Villages. It was taken from their debut EP, Zurich, the title of which confirms that they share our idea of them as exponents of pop that is as fresh and minty as Swiss mountain air (or toothpaste).

In fact, the band used to be known as Swiss. Since becoming Alpine circa 2009-10 they have toured Australia with Sparkadia, the Naked and Famous, Cloud Control and the Jezabels. You could be forgiven for assuming that we only write about Australian bands in this column. We don't, only if they're good. Alpine are so good they got snapped up by the Aussie-hip Ivy League Records, who released Zurich, containing the aforementioned single Villages, a radio hit down under whose video has had almost 350,000 views on YouTube. Their current single, Hands – the first release from their March 2012 debut album – is accompanied by a video that should get 3,500,000 views at least, given that it comprises little more than a series of close-ups of attractive young women crawling on all fours in their underwear, French-kissing their reflections in a bathroom mirror, fellating shoes and eating melons. The director was also a woman, by the way, so we feel comfortable leaving that sentence as it is.

We should mention the music before we get into too much trouble. Hands is an irresistible little ditty, heavy on the handclaps, that reminds us of nothing so much as novelty 70s pop hit S-S-S-Single Bed by Fox, who if memory serves were fronted by a strikingly high-voiced Australian called Susan Traynor alias Noosha Fox. The (female) vocals here are just how we like them: breezy, lacking in passion, uninvolved, distracted. Quirky but not too Björky, and a bit kinky – it's a song about someone with a digit fetish ("It's OK to think of me and my hands"). Villages is marginally less luscious, but the vocals are still fine, by which we mean we like them rather than applaud their technical virtues/virtuosity. Too Safe comes with stop-start staccato guitar notes, dreamy boy-girl sighs, aching chord changes and more handclaps. It is more Lynsey De Paul than Polly Harvey. No, honestly. We love Lynsey De Paul, and not just because she could kung-fu us into the middle of next week. Heartlove is faster, rockier, but it has a lightness of touch that prevents it from descending into grungy torpor. If the album continues in this vein, it will be a vertiginous peak (sorry).









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Alpine_-_A_Is_for_Alpine_(2012)

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Year Of Release: 2012-08-10
Label: Ivy League Records
Cat#: IVY166
Genre: Indie Pop, Electronic, Synthpop
Quality: 320
Total Time: 41:57 min
Total Size: 96MB


01. Lovers 1
02. Lovers 2
03. Hands
04. Villages
05. Softsides
06. Seeing Red
07. Gasoline
08. All For One
09. Too Safe
10. In The Wild
11. The Vigour
12. Multiplication

Ссылка:
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Alpine - Hands (Goldroom Remix)



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Alpine - A Is for Alpine (2012)

Year Of Release: 2012-08-10
Label: Ivy League Records
Cat#: IVY166
Genre: Indie Pop, Electronic, Synthpop
Quality: 320
Total Time: 41:57 min
Total Size: 96MB


01. Lovers 1
02. Lovers 2
03. Hands
04. Villages
05. Softsides
06. Seeing Red
07. Gasoline
08. All For One
09. Too Safe
10. In The Wild
11. The Vigour
12. Multiplication



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один лучших релизов этого года, кстати.
Хорошая песня, должны были быть включены в альбом.

Zurich EP

Genre: indie\synth pop
Country: Australia
Year: 2010
Audio codec: MP3
Riptype: tracks
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Playtime: 18:11
Size: 42 MB
Tracklist:
01. Heartlove
02. Too Safe
03. Tough Skin
04. Villages
05. Icypoles

Crocko.com
New album Yuck, out June 12, via Ivy League Records.

give us the new album
plz
Alpine - Yuck (2015)

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Artist: Alpine
Title Of Album: Yuck
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Ivy League Records
Genre: Indie Pop, Electronic, Female Vocal
Quality: AAC256 Kbps
Total Time: 38:29 min
Total Size: 81 MB

itunes.apple.com

Tracklist
:
1. Come On
2. Foolish
3. Crunches
4. Shot Fox
5. Up For Air
6. Jellyfish
7. Much More
8. Damn Baby
9. Standing Not Sleeping
10. Need Not Be

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Alpine-Yuck-2015-C4

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Label: Ivy League Records
Genre: Indie
StoreDate: Jun-16-2015
Source: CDDA
Grabber: Exact Audio Copy (Secure Mode)
Encoding Scheme: Lame 3.98.4 V0 VBR Joint-Stereo
Size: 69.06 MB
Total Playing Time: 38:30

Tracklisting:

01. Come On 3:45
02. Foolish 3:22
03. Crunches 3:37
04. Shot Fox 3:48
05. Up For Air 3:49
06. Jellyfish 3:31
07. Much More 4:04
08. Damn Baby 4:31
09. Standing Not Sleeping 3:25
10. Need Not Be 4:38
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http://spect.rusfolder.net/files/43922986
Ссылка:
https://yadi.sk/d/RS9Hs7U3hnDiH
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http://www58.zippyshare.com/v/50pMc54p/file.html
Less WEB, More CD
хороший альбом. приятный в своей ненавязчивости thumb.gif
Уважаемый автор поста,не подскажете где здесь синт-поп?)))
приятный попсик (заглавный второй трек разумеется)
Выпил по ошибке проявитель, выпей закрепитель - дело нужно доводить до конца...
порадовали новой видеоработой "Shot Fox"



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