If Prince and Michael Jackson had a music baby it would be Static Panic. And it’s not by accident. Their front person, Ro Lorenzen shared with City Pages, “I’ve always had this fascination with the bombastic glitz and glamour of the ‘80s when it comes to sound and visuals and finding ways to bring polish to a time some people think was a little too extra.” (Full article)
I’ve had the pleasure to catch a couple Static Panic sets at festivals in Minneapolis. Most recently was at The Bryant Lake Bowl Block Party at Pride 2019. In preparation, I told my two young children, “Some people might be dressed up. You can dress up, if you want.” Before I could explain much more, one kid had his heart set what he wanted to wear. By the time Static Panic took the stage, it was already dark, so the band probably didn’t notice there was a mini He-Man in the audience.
Now that you love Fluid Funky Butter Sweet:
- Watch Static Panic’s in-studio performance of The Crazy Thing and listen to their interview with The Current.
- Try Don’t Sleep by Chromeo
- In case you just can’t get enough Vocoder after these first two recommendations, here are 10 Most Famous Vocoder songs. Can you guess all ten? You’ll just have to listen.
Don’t hear Micheal Jackson? Think I’m tooootally off? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.
Fluid Funky Butter Sweet by Static Panic 2017