Band set for coast gig

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Electric Guest bring out a new single The Bait on February 25 on the back of a tour which brings them to Brighton’s Concorde 2 on February 11.

The song is produced by Electric Guest vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Asa Taccone and is taken from Electric Guest’s debut album Mondo.

“A lot of the album is about growing pains, and the mood in Los Angeles,” said Asa. “It’s like the epicentre of distorted American values. When I first moved to LA, the only people I knew were Brian (Burton, aka producer Danger Mouse) and my brother (writer, director and comedian Jorma Taccone), and I felt like I was walking into their scene.”

Taccone was first introduced to Danger Mouse by his brother and their friendship dates back several years. Taccone would often give his demos to the producer to listen to, and later moved into a rented house Danger Mouse had just vacated. In June 2007 Danger Mouse suggested Taccone should record an album.

Danger Mouse said: “After years of listening to and being influenced by what Asa was doing, I jumped at the chance to work with him.”