Track of the Day: 'Cocoon'

By Brendan Hasenstab

Past TracksWho says a video needs exotic locales or wild animations? Alpines, a young electro-pop duo--Bob Matthews and Catherine Pockson--have crafted a dramatic, melodic pop song that falls not that far from the territory mapped out by Kate Bush on "Running Up That Hill." The video focuses almost exclusively on Catherine, and her silky tresses. But the track is an utterly modern pop vision, with stuttering keyboards, of-the-moment production techniques, and, oh, that voice! It sounds like it was recorded in a cathedral, and while I'm sure it wasn't, the atmosphere complements the song beautifully.



On iTunes: Alpines / "Cocoon" (UK-only, for the moment. Thank goodness for YouTube!)

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