Django Django - "Default" (MP3 download)

Sound it Out # 20: Django Django - "Default"

I’m just nuts about Django Django. I could give you a bunch of biographical facts about them meeting at a Scottish  art school and writing songs in apartments, but really what I want to say is THIS BAND IS SPECIAL and THEIR RECORD IS WORTH YOUR MONEY, SO BUY IT.

How to describe the music? Charmingly eccentric. Electronic yet organic. Some might hear the spacey vocal style and deem it psychedelic. Others will find it so winning and listenable that they will say it’s pop. Let’s just say that it makes perfect sense that drummer/producer/de facto bandleader David MacLean’s older brother was in The Beta Band.

Django Django’s debut album is already in my top 5 for 2012. It’s out in the UK and should be out soon in the rest of the world. They’re playing their first US dates in New York March 10-12 and at the South by Southwest festival in Austin next week. I was actually tempted to fly out to see them.


  1. ‘Storm’ is awesome too – gets tons of replay when it inevitably comes up in the playlist. 

  2. Awesome stuff, love it! Thanks for sharing. Big fan of Beta Band, so this is wonderful. Not to toot my own horn, but anyone that likes this will probably also dig my band’s music as well.  We have streaming audio on our website on the download page – thedefog dot com

  3. Very nice.  When  the guitar/bass/whatever came in heavy at around .25 my brain exploded.   I couldn’t place it at first, so I played it again.  Then I had it.  It really reminds me of the Doctor Who bass line.  Once heard… 

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