Consider these two things:

1. coco morier is working Peter, Bjorn and John, Miike Snow, and Lykke Li on their new label INGRID.

2. coco morier has written songs for Britney Spears.

This is a dangerous combination. Think Miike Snow, whose producers Bloodshy & Avant produced Spear’s “Toxic.” When you apply that sort of skill and pop mentality to a more edgy brand of pop, the results are beastly. It’s like pop music for people who don’t like the basic ass-ness that often goes hand in hand with the top 40, and it’s great.

Listen to/download “Explosions” below, and check out the full EP here.

New Mexico native, coco morier made her way to Los Angeles via Berlin after playing in garage-punk bands as a teen to start her raucous electro-trash pop girl duo Electrocute. coco has since collaborated and written with a diverse group of artists/producers ranging from Miike Snow, Wynter Gordon, Junkie XL and the legendary Tom Jones. Furthermore, coco mopier has also written and performed on Britney Spears’ last three albums, giving the famous pop-tart extraordinaire some of the coolest fan-favorite tracks. In 2010 she scored herself a spot as Charlotte Gainsbourg’s lead guitarist for during her first world tour.

Now coco morier debuts her solo EP, an infectious and playful five song collection exhibiting a cross pollination of dirty synthesized disco jams, sleek synth pop and lo-fi garage rock suffused with mesmerizing sugary melodies. Despite her unexpected and decidedly anti-mainstream influences, her tunes are inescapably catchy. Defying the boundaries of genre has been coco morier’s unique strategy thus far, and it serves her well as she serves up the best of both worlds: sophisticated pop dressed up as indie music that actually doesn’t suck and occasionally uses a major chord.

Explosions by coco morier

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