Cut Copy on Interactive Billboards, Unusual Guitars and the Summer of Love

Cut Copy co-headlines Red Rocks with Chromeo this Tuesday, August 5. With Flume and Duke Dumont sharing the bill, the show will represent different facets of an international electronic dance music that isn't directly connected with the EDM phenomenon. Cut Copy first came to the attention of audiences outside its home country of Australia with its debut, 2004's Bright Like Neon Love, an evocation and amalgamation of '80s synth pop and '90s guitar bands like My Bloody Valentine and Lush. A little ahead of the curve on the current neo-wave of synth pop, Cut Copy's star has been on a bit of a rapid ascent since the 2008 release of its sophomore record, In Ghost Colours.

See also: Our Thoughts on Cut Copy's 2011 Show at the Ogden

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.