LUTION, Bottled Party

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

LUTION's “Bottled Party,” for lack of a better term, is indie-dance. But what that term entails is another thing altogether: on “Bottled Party” you'll hear the serrated guitars of the Wire transformed into Jamiroquai funk and back again, a mid-song breakdown worthy of the Rapture and a rhythm section that barely keeps the whole thing together. That's a good thing, by the way, because the looseness allows that mid-song breakdown to extend far longer than it'd have any right to otherwise. The secret weapon to “Bottled Party,” though, is the programming, which coughs up flashes of synth, wayward orchestral hits and the disembodied cooing of Greg Mess. It's so good, in fact, that you almost wish the song had jettisoned the indie for the dance altogether.