Hailing from Brooklyn (by way of Boston’s Berklee College of Music), electro-pop duo Carousel has only been in existence for a year or so, and yet every new single they release seems to churn up all kinds of buzz throughout the blogosphere. Listening to their latest single “Let’s Go Home,” I can understand why. Simple and understated (yet elegant), their sound somehow conveys a great level of emotion while presenting pop hooks that stay in your head well beyond when the music stops. And apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks so; the track is already getting remix attention from DJs like Sound Remedy.
Comprised of Jackson Phillips on synth and vocals, and Kevin Friedman on guitar and vocals, Carousel first “went public” with a three-song EP last year entitled 26 Allston, and reportedly are finishing up work on a new EP due out soon. If you dig this band the way I do, you’ve caught them at just the right time. Still working the Internet to their advantage for exposure, they currently offer their music for free on their website. I’d go pick it up, if I were you; gauging from the attention they are getting, Carousel’s music won’t be free forever.
Below are two streams of “Let’s Go Home”: the first is the original single, and the second is the remix from Sound Remedy. See what you think!