Dangerous Dreams





Los Angeles' Moving Units have been included on the Player a few times this year. Both a track and video from the band's recently released Dangerous Dreams were featured, so it's only fitting that I do a little write up on them, right? This three-piece really started to put themselves on the map when they landed a residency at hipster haven Silverlake's Spaceland a couple years back, but it was only last week (over two years later) that they were able to release their debut album. A long time in the making, the band's debut was well worth the wait, though to be fair, they did release an EP in Feb of 03. Those in the know have been talking this band up for quite a while and after hearing them on my very own home stereo, it became evident why. Sure, I had seen them at The FADER/Levi's Rec Room at SXSW and they were amazing, but it makes it that much better to know that they're capable of translating that energy into ones and zeros in the studio. The record itself wastes no time in cranking out rhythms that will surely get your butt shaking. Think Franz Ferdinand meets The Killers, but instead of flamboyant Euros or blazer-wearing Las Vegasites leading the charge, there's three punk-inspired hard core rock dudes behind the danceable sounds and falsetto vocals that make your body involuntarily shake with loving approval. Songs like "Unipersuaded", "Between Us & Them", "Submission" and the smash hit-in-the-making, "Available", are more than reason enough to pick up a copy of this record, but there's plenty of other tracks to fall in love with as well (like one of my personal favs, the wittily-titled "Going For Adds"). For fans of the exploding dance/rock genre, Dangerous Dreams is a must have, no question.

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