With its eighth album ODDfellows racking up stellar reviews across the board, synthpop legends Information Society continues to break ground. Their latest single “Would You Like Me If I Played A Guitar,” is a flashback to their freestyle roots while thrusting into uncharted territory as being part of the very first complete album to be released with a headphone version rendered in THX Spatial Audio.
Its video merges the performance video of vocalist Kurt Larson with computer-generated vector graphics and neon-drenched animation. “I recorded myself singing this at about 2 AM one night at work,” laughs Larson about the filming of the video which was directed by live-video performer Zeke Prebluda. “Thankfully, Zeke was able to make it look like something anyway.”
Adds founder/producer/keyboardist Paul Robb, “This song is new, but the sentiment goes all the way back to our early days in Minneapolis when we felt ignored because we were a synthpop band and everyone getting traction in town was playing grungy guitar music (or Prince). Perhaps it’s a tad bit less timely now that 90% of popular music is electronic, but still…Would you?”