MP3 of the Day: "On Time" by the Disco Biscuits, Playing Ultra Music Festival, March 26

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The group's new album, Planet Anthem, is due out Mar. 16 on

Diamond Riggs Records, and an initial listen is bound to take some

longtime fans by surprise. Most of the songs here still ride the

trademark Disco Biscuits edge between electronic and live sounds, but

in many cases, that's taken in an almost purely pop direction. Other

tracks, like the disc opener "Loose Change" and "You and I" are

straight-ahead, distorted, driving melodic rock (although studio

effects add a little psychedelia). "Big Wrecking Ball" could be any

Apple commercial indie band's outtake, and other songs flirt with

hip-hop beats.

So yes, these tracks, at least on record, are

more concise than expected, but the band promises in press releases for

the album that they'll still "jam the shit out of them." Here's the new

single "On Time." Wait until about two-thirds to three-quarters of the

way through the track for a guitar solo that indicates where the jam is

likely to break out.

MP3: Disco Biscuits - "On Time"

Disco Biscuits, at the first day of the Ultra Music Festival. Friday, Mar. 26. Bicentennial Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets currently cost $139.95 for a two-day general admission ticket, and $350 for a two-day VIP ticket. Prices will go up, and single-day tickets will be announced. Visit for updated ticket info.

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Arielle Castillo
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