About the Album

Label: Velvet Elk

Beautiful Small Machines’ follow up single to their critically acclaimed debut EP, Robots in Love. Simple Joys is a heartfelt ode to the lead replicant characters, Roy and Pris, in the sci-fi classic “Blade Runner.” Singer Bree Sharp digs in for some of her best lyrics to date…

I was built from the cold of man

With the hands of Marquis de Sade (a cruel façade)

If I could somehow spend another day with you

I’d pluck out the eyes of God

Featuring the distinct vocals of Duran Duran‘s own Simon LeBon, who became a fan of the band early on, Simple Joys is a mature leap in the songwriting of Beautiful Small Machines, and a slight twist to their bouncier predecessor.

Reviews

When art rock meets electro pop. | CTNMusic.com

Plenty of people will fall in love with them | Stereo Subversion

It’s a bit like Grandaddy, The Postal Service and The Ting-Tings forming a super band | Battery In Your Leg

Oh my my my, I have found the most amazing electronic/pop band ever. | Eartaste

Released 01 Oct 2010
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Links

BSM Official Site
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Credits

Produced by Don DiLego
Guest vocals by Simon LeBon of Duran Duran
Written by Beautiful Small Machines (Bree Sharp, Don DiLego)
Recorded at Velvet Elk Studios