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Retro pop suggestions?
April 8, 2012 7:06 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for recommendations of poppy jazz or maybe jazzy pop sort of (kind of) similar to older Hey Ocean! stuff.

I really dig the ultra poppy vocals and the heavily jazz influenced instrumental parts of Hey Ocean's older stuff, but I feel like there's probably someone else out there doing something similar, possibly with a heavier hand on the jazz side of things. Any ideas?
posted by piedmont to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire?
posted by btfreek at 7:29 PM on April 8, 2012


Pink Martini, definitely... though they also delve deeply into latin influences. But they are so fantastic.

Also based on your link, I think you might enjoy Lady Linn, Madeline Peyroux, Duffy, Janelle Monae, Lily Allen ... and maybe even something like Wouter Hamel.
posted by erstwhile at 8:08 PM on April 8, 2012


Your Hey Ocean! link doesn't seem at all jazzy to me. Just sounds like airy pop.

How about Tied + Tickled Trio? Or The Bad Plus? Livelier? Puppini Sisters, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Morphine, Marvin Pontiac, Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex, The Budos Band...
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 10:02 PM on April 8, 2012


I think you need Irma la Douce Records!
posted by Tom-B at 5:41 AM on April 9, 2012


Less jazzy, but totally sophisticated and poppy: Sondre Lerche: Heartbeat Radio. Consider Steely Dan, too.
posted by 4midori at 10:30 PM on April 10, 2012


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