Elite Gymnastics – “Real Friends” and “Is This On Me?”

EG-RealFriends-Cover
Need more awesome? Listen to our FAVORITE SONGS OF 2014. Make sure you don't miss any tunes: FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

The cover of Elite Gymnastics’ “Real Friends” EP is two eighties babes in bright, high-waisted swimsuits, intrepidly facing rolling surf, coolly gripping unadorned boards. Their music seems like a logical reflection of this summery, beachy image: it’s warm, tuneful chillwave. The EP’s title track is woven around a flutelike arpeggiator, head-nodding drum machine, and vocals that sound like they’re coming up to your apartment through an intercom from your friend with all the picnic fixins down on the street. “Is This On Me?” with its luxurious faux-string loops over club beats, throbbing synth, and pitch-shifted vocals, sounds at times like a lost track from Washed Out’s “Life of Leisure” with a little extra baritone pontification: “Is this on me? Am I guilty?”

Elite Gymnastics really do nothing that hasn’t been done before, but the summer-jam potential of their music cannot be denied. Give them a listen.

Elite Gymnastics – “Real Friends” | “Is This On Me?”

You can download Elite Gymnastics’ Real Friends EP for free at their website.

What did you think?
 4  0  0  0
jon_hopkins
Music

Includes tracks from Panda Bear, Joy Orbison, and others

screen-shot-2014-11-20-at-1-34-16-pm
Music

Our first taste of Policy

walking-dead
Music

Appeared on a recent episode of The Walking Dead

afs
Videos

The first music video from What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World

Captureaa
Videos

Focusing on a young boxer trying to make it

James Blake
News

Summer Jam 2k15 courtesy of James Blake + Kanye?

charli-xcx-sucker-608x608
Music

The latest from Sucker

gwen-sparkthefire
Music

Reunited and it feels so good

joker-11.24.2014
Music

Samples Jennifer Lopez’s “Waiting for Tonight”