Jan 26 2010

Electric President – The Violent Blue (2010)

Published by at 4:26 pm under Alternative,Electronic,MP3's

Over the years, I’ve written quite a bit about Ben Cooper’s projects Electric President (w/Alex Kane), Radical Face, and Patients. He’s one of the most genuine musicians making music today, representing a DIY culture where, you know, artists actually connect with their fans.

Last year his Patients project consisted of him personally producing 100 CDs and decorating it and its package with spray paint and markers. To receive one of the CDs, you had to trade something, anything, with Cooper, as long as it wasn’t money. Now he is talking about touring the U.S., playing house shows, barns, anywhere that isn’t a typical club. And he wants to start another project where people submit stories and he writes songs based on them. He seems to get in over his head at times with all these projects, but this is one musician who really understands what music is all about.

The Violent Blue is Electric Presidents new album releasing February 23, 2010 on Fake Four records.  I’ve had a chance to listen to the album and am really digging it–especially the first half. “Safe and Sound” is likely going to be one of favorite tracks of the year.

Pre-order hasn’t started yet, but I will update here when you can purchase. There are going to be some extra goodies that come with Pre-orders personalized by Cooper himself. Don’t miss out! (UPDATE: As of 2/1 you can pre-order. Only $20 for  a package including vinyl, cd, t-shirt, and stickers. Limited to 300 orders.)

The Violent Blue (2010):

(mp3) Electric President – Safe and Sound

(mp3) Electric President – Circles

Radical Face (Cooper’s main solo project):

Radical Face- Welcome Home, Son

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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Electric President – The Violent Blue (2010)”

  1. Random Aussieon 27 Jan 2010 at 4:37 am

    For me every Electric President album, although very solid as a whole, has one track that absolutely blows me away. For s/t it was Insomnia, Sleep Well had Robophobia, and by the sounds of it The Violent Blue has Safe and Sound.

    I have always thought of Insomnia as my favourite track EP have done, but Safe and Sound just might knock it off. Absolutely incredible.
    Can’t wait to see what Ben has in store for the next Radical Face project

  2. love the siteon 29 Jan 2010 at 12:14 pm

    link to play: Electric President – Circles

  3. Davidon 01 Feb 2010 at 8:28 pm

    @random aussie – Absolutely agree! – p.s. I want to visit your country.

    @love the site – thanks for fixing the link! We love you too.

  4. Megginon 16 Feb 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Hey, I just found your site- I’m in love with it! I’ve already found about 20 artists I have to check out. Keep up the great work :)

    He definitely does know what music’s all about- I love his ideas for projects. And Safe and Sound is definitely one of my favorite tracks for this year.

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