Everyone is entitled to a guilty pleasure, right? I have no guiltier one than Toronto’s Dragonette & I really, really like their particularly bright, sugary electropop. So, fine — let the backlash begin. There aren’t many hard-working, trend-setting trios of Canadians such as Dragonette making music this infectious without sacrificing style or heart. Martina Sorbara lights up every frame the way she lights up a microphone. This video for “Let It Go” either successfully explains my fascination or will leave you confused as they flashdance their way through a hospital (a mental hospital?). Either way, I think this is an absolute banger from beginning to end.
If you haven’t already played this song over and over again about a dozen times, it’s your turn — the original and Laidback Luke remixes.
And lucky for you — Dragonette is on tour across the U.S. and Canada this summer with The Knocks!!
::: Dragonette Tour Dates :::
6/2: Mountain View, CA – Live 105 BFD @ Shoreline Amphitheater / Subsonic Dance Tent BUY TICKETS
6/16: Belleville, ON – Big Music Fest @ East Zwicks Park BUY TICKETS
6/22: Saskatoon, SK @ The Odeon BUY TICKETS
6/23: Winnipeg, MB @ Red River Exhibition – FREE SHOW w/ gate admission
7/6: Vancouver, BC @ Summer Playland Festival
7/7: Regina, SK @ Summer Invasion BUY TICKETS
9/12: New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
9/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
9/14: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
9/15: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
9/18: Chicago, IL @ Metro *
9/19: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
9/20: Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club *
9/21: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*
9/24: San Diego, CA @ Belly Up *
9/25: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *
9/28: Seattle, WA @ Neumos *