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Digitalism "Go Time" Review: Second 'Mirage' Single Goes Indie Rock

By Ryan Middleton ryan.middleton@musictimes.com | Apr 06, 2016 01:20 PM EDT

German electronic duo Digitalism have revealed the fourth track from their new album Mirage. The first two singles "Utopia" and "Battlecry" occupied very different sides of the electronic spectrum and on "Go Time" they head in yet another direction for an upbeat and cheery indie rock track.

The track starts out like it could be another bit of well-crafted electronica from Jens "Jence" Moelle and Ismail "Isi" Tüfekci, but then slowly starts to transform into an exuberant and joyful piece of indie rock with bright guitar riffs shining right through over the low warbling bass underneath. Somewhat muted vocals help create "this huge stadium indie thing" as the band puts it with an irresistible hook that peaks the track with its somewhat nostalgic, yet also forward thinking sound.

On deck there are remixes from John Tejada and Mumbai Science.

With the three tracks to choose from, "Battlecry," "Utopia" and "Go Time," Digitalism are gearing up for what could be their best LP yet.

Their first bit of music since 2011's I Love You Dude, Mirage will be released on May 19. The LP is available for pre-order on iTunes.

Digitalism have also announced some tour dates this spring and summer to support Mirage across Europe and North America.

04/27: Paris, FR @ Badaboum
04/28: London, UK @ XOYO
05/06: Cologne, DE @ Gebaeude9
05/13: Berlin, DE @ Club Ritterbutzke
05/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/20: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
05/21: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
05/24: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
05/25: Detroit, MI @ Shelter
05/26: Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
05/27: Montreal, QC @ L'Astral
05/28: Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
06/01: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/03: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
06/17: Arhus, DK @ Northside
06/18: Eindhoven, NL @ We Are Electric
06/24: Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/25: Neuhausen, DE @ Southside Festival
07/17: Berlin, DE @ Melt! Festival
08/10: Acquaviva, IT @ Live Rock Festival

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