Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cascada are in 'San Francisco' in new video - watch the premiere now!

This was supposed to be an Ikea sideboard :-(
Cascada, that quintessentially Eurotrash dance outfit that keeps racking up hits for some reason, is back with their new single and it is kind of shockingly good.  They scored a worldwide smash with the Gaga rip-off 'Evacuate the Dancefloor,' but for their latest jam they've opted to rip off Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' instead.  Which we guess is appropriate, because CALIFORNIA IS WHERE SAN FRANCISCO IS.

Whereas 'Evacuate' relied on its inherent cheapness as a sort of novelty, 'San Francisco' is slick and polished and almost credible.  It's kind of like if a real pop act was singing a Cascada song.  In other words it is QUITE GOOD INDEED.

It is one of those songs that takes other parts of songs and repurposes them in a completely transparent way but still manages to come out the other side as a fully functional Frankenstein monster of a pop hit, and at the very least it should keep all the gays in booty shorts dancing on Fire Island this summer.  Which is super hard (read: NOT HARD) - the gays are notoriously discerning (read: NOT DISCERNING IN THE LEAST) as far as their dance music goes - because it's not like they'll make anything with a beat that is released between May and August into a hit (read: THEY WILL).

Whether 'San Francisco' can break out of the rooftop-in-the-city-summer-jam niche remains to be seen, but regardless it'll make a nice addition to any poolside playlist.