Architecture in Helsinki
Like It or Not
Jul 8, 2008

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The Australian sextet unveils its 3rd single from the critically lauded Places Like This.

The single version of "Like It or Not" is accompanied by an El Guincho remix. As well, Architecture in Helsinki finally records "One Heavy February" and "Beef in Box" -- two long-time crowd favorites from its manic live shows.


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    Like It or Not (Version 2) (2:55)
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    Like It or Not (El Guincho Remix) (3:20)
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    One Heavy February 2008 (2:53)
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    Beef in Box (3:30)
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    Hold Music (Max Tundra Remix) (4:36)


With its primal pop chord structure--- the I/IV/V changes are there in everything from "La Bamba" to "Cherry, Cherry" to "Good Lovin'" and a hundred more-- and a melody that reminds me just a bit of "Pass the Dutchie", "Like It or Not" has some overlap with El Guincho's aesthetic. And his remix picks up on some of those shared aspects and amplifies them, sounding very much like you'd expect, but in a good way.


Bridges between their organic and giddy In Case We Die-style and the more sexy electronic dance jams...

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