Timeflies Translates YouTube Popularity into Chart Success with Release of “One Night”
Posted by Newson 11/27/2012 at 12:57 PM
Following the playful covers and personal videos their growing legion of followers have come to wait patiently for every Tuesday, Timeflies is moving into original territory with the release of their new EP, One Night. The New York duo by way of Boston, with a knack for gender-bending Taylor Swift covers, have been pleasing fans with their combination of electro-pop and social media savvy and selling out venues around the country on the back of independent releases. Now, they can cross “topping the iTunes charts” off their list.
— Timeflies (@Timeflies) November 27, 2012
The group’s new EP—One Night, out today—arrived atop the iTunes pop albums and is currently No. 2 on the general album chart, ahead of Rihanna, Pink and Taylor Swift. After honing their party soundtracking skills at Tufts University, the EP consists of six original tracks that combine Cal’s smooth vocals and raps with Rez’s slick beats that can keep any affair going late into the night. And with titles like “Swoon,” we think you’ll know what to do when called upon for your official reaction.
As proud graduates of the Medford-based institution, the duo continues to bring more pop culture relevance to the home of the Jumbo, which is also responsible for Guster and those charming, besuited Warblers on Glee. At only $3.99 for six tracks, hold off on your afternoon frappuccino and give your ears a treat instead.
The video for their titular single is full of cityscapes, mountain views, fireside chats and lots of the adoring fans that have helped propel the post-college buddies to the top of the charts. We haven’t enjoyed sultry bonfires this much since “Genie in a Bottle.”
Popdust saw Timeflies fandom first-hand, during their sold-out show at New York’s Terminal 5 in September—specifically, two girls physically duke it out for a better angle with which to grab at Cal’s shirt. Take notice, Directioners, Beliebers, TW Fanmily, et al. These kids don’t mess around.
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