Wild Promo: Helsinkiton

May 08, 2007


The latest single from Melbourne expats Architecture in Helsinki popped out of the FADER mailbag this morning. The track is fun, and the remix on the flip by our pal YACHT even funner, but what gives with the gross press kit quotes from AiH songwriter Cameron Bird about recording in South Williamsburg? "The sense of community in the way the Puerto Rican and Dominican folks inhabit their 'hood, people are always in the street playing dominoes and turning on fire hydrants, there is always a car out front in the street with Reggaeton bangin' at all hours, 9am to 3am. The effect on your psyche is undeniable. I had this glorified roof deck where my studio was, and every day I'd have to go out there and clean off all the shit that had been thrown from the windows of my neighbors - roast chickens, steak bones, condoms, stinking trash...it was intense and inspiring." Thanks for the "field report," bro. Is this payback for Crocodile Dundee or something?

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Wild Promo: Helsinkiton